i decided to try to use up a lot of the yarn in my stash by making an afghan. i'm making it in rainbow colors. i cast on a bunch of stitches onto size 13, 29" circs and i'm just knitting knitting knitting. this will be good to work on when i'm watching tv or just don't want to think too hard. i'm starting with red and i'll work that until i'm tired of it then change to orange, and keep going like that. i want to be able to justify buying some new yarn so i figure i need to use up a lot of what i have first. plus, none of my yarn is particularly exciting. mostly acrylic stuff that i got off ebay. which will be fine for some of the stuff i'm planning to make for christmas gifts (mittens, hats, etc) but i want to upgrade the stash a bit. get some pretty wools, cottons, neat sock yarns, etc.
i'm almost finished with my mini cabled bag. it's blocked and sewn...now i'm just whipping up the i-cord strap. i'm pretty excited that i figured out how to make i-cord (thanks to my handy dandy stitch n bitch book!). i still have to find a neat button to use for a closure, but aside from that i plan to finish the strap and attach it sometime today!