May 4, 2012

A Friend, Indeed

The other day, Gail and I were chit-chatting over email, just catching up on each other's lives. I've been a huge admirer of Gail's talents:  she knits and sews and paints the most amazing designs on her fingernails. But her talents also extend to her teaching ability -- if you haven't followed her Miette KAL notes, you must.  She offers great tutorials and advice on how to knit that lovely cardigan, all of which can be found on her blog.


Amidst our email exchange, she mentioned that she had a small gift she wanted to send me, and I did my best not to stalk Mr. Mailman this week. Well, my gift arrived yesterday, and I couldn't wait to open it.  Look at what Gail made for me! I know, and completely out of the blue ... just because.




She doesn't know this, but I have been coveting a projects bag just like this one for ages. With all my lovely yarns and projects, I've gotten a little tired of my zip-lock bags and have been dreaming of buying myself one of these pretties.


Gail even managed to find a slim zipper in black that mirrors the black outline of the vintage-style bows. I love the subtle blue-green background of the fabric and the wide handle is just perfect for wrapping around my wrist.




I didn't waste anytime tucking my current project into it and will be taking this baby into work with me for when I can steal a few minutes of knitting time. What's the project, you ask?  It's my second attempt at my new baby design -- the first one had to be frogged last night when I saw that one side somehow grew extra stitches!  No fear, this one is humming along and I'm really excited. Thanks again, Gail, for the love.  Happy weekend, everyone!







17 comments:

  1. Awwww - so sweet! I'm glad you love it!

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  2. That is so sweet, and the bag is so cute :) Happy knitting!

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  3. What an adorable bag! Lucky you!

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  4. That is so cute! Does she offer tutorials on her projects bag by chance? :]

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  5. That little project bag is so adorable! It looks perfect as a sock project bag especially. Her notes on Miette look fantastic, I think that will have to be another design added to the queue!

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  6. Lucky you! I will need to keep using the ziploc baggies for a bit longer--someday I hope to purchase a perfect little bag too. The fabric she used is so adorable--enjoy!
    *smiles*

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  7. You are both Sweet Gals!
    hugs

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  8. Wow, what an awesome random act of kindness. The bag is so cute!

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  9. Tha bag is fantastic. I was eyeing it on her blog. All her bags are beautiful. Yarny friends are the best ones to have. :)

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  10. What a beautiful gift! And thank you for linking to her great tutorials- I am going to have lots of fun rummaging through her blog, which is new to me ^_^

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  11. Lovely bag, and what an exciting surprise, I have one good project bag, the rest are just plastic carrier bags.

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  12. What a lovely and generous present! I'm in awe of people who can sew pretty things like that.

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  13. So pretty! What a lovely gift!

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  14. That is such a lovely project bag, I have serious trouble sewing in zips...I can't think upside down and back to front :-)

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  15. She's so talented and love the vintage vibe. It's a cute project bag.

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