Despite all my prep-work on Friday, I didn't get much knitting done. Xena's breeder came over on Saturday to spend the night. We spent the afternoon on the back deck soaking in the autumn sun. Laura had brought along Xena's grandson, Kronos. Once the sun went down it became quite chilly. We headed inside to settle under warm flannel quilts.
Laura and I went shopping on Sunday. She was determined to find a purse that had a compartment large enough to hold Kronos. I was not particularly optomistic. I don't like carrying around dog bags but I had resigned myself to always looking like someone heading off for a overnight trip. When I say Kronos in the bag Laura had found, I couldn't wait to try it out for Xena. Laura bought the black version and I bought chocolate brown.
The best part is that the bag also takes care of my concerns regarding a bag for airline travel. The large center section is ideal for knitting and drop spindle supplies. The pockets on the sides can hold my passport, ID, iPod and a little bit of makeup. I am so in love with this purse!
I did do some knitting this weekend. The Moderne Baby Blanket is ready for the edging. But, tonight, Monday Night Football, will be dedicated to the washcloth. The election is just around the corner and I want to get it to my friend soon. And, I had an idea for a dyeing experiment. When I finish the washcloth, I am going to soak it thoroughly. Then I am going to rig up a system for holding one corner in the dye bath, color to be determined later. I want to let the color soak up the washcloth from one corner to the opposite one becoming lighter as it goes. I think the result will be quite pleasant.