Yesterday was one of those days that you don’t want to be at work. My husband was home from work recovering from jet lag and I wanted to be with him. Alas, I was not. Since that was not an option, I indulged in a little fiber therapy during my lunch break.
It’s the Cocktail Monkey bag from Knitty! No monkeys at this point, but I may change my mind and add them later. I decided to try to knit in the fringe with some Fun Fur rather than sewing it on after the fact as the pattern indicates. My primary reason for knitting this bag, other than the fact that it’s stinkin’ cute, is to practice sewing a lining for a bag. I’ve long wanted to make linings for my felted bags, but was too scared to attempt it. This pattern has great instructions for sewing a lining, which I hope will help me and my novice sewing skills out. The hemp was a total pain to knit with at first, but we’ve come to an understanding now (read: I’ve figured out how to work with it without cutting my fingers off). Soon all I’ll need is a day at the beach, complete with a cute little bag and a drink with a little umbrella in it!