Folio tales of joy and woe

Another day spent getting my folio together but now it’s all done and bundled and ready to go… all in time for some Sunday night knitting and TV.
There were a few important lessons I learnt today – one was that buying the cheapest folio at Office Works is a bad idea as it makes everything that’s being presented look just a little bit more shabby. Also it’s important not to plan to make a fancy dinner for Amelia followed by a separate fancy dinner for the rest of the family when there is a lot of other stuff to get done… But my most important lesson for today was that after washing ink / fabric samples in the washing machine (in an experiment to see how heat setting works and what happens when you don’t heat set the ink) it is of utmost importance to run at least two empty cycles with soap through the machine before doing any normal washing – especially if this normal washing involves Big-P’s predominately white work shirts. Yep. Hmm.

But moving right along, here is a little bag that I have made out of one of my screen print projects. I didn’t really like the design of the print but, as I have no choice but to hand it in in some form, I decided to cut it up and put the bit I do quite like on the front and the bit I really don’t like on the back. This is the front:

There is a more detailed photo of the screen print here. And this is the back:

I have had a self imposed knitting ban for the last week since finishing the Boot Camp Cardigan and the pink beanie in order to get my school work done but now that it’s done I have to decide which new project to jump into. There is of course the Bag of Wonder but I am keen to try the Kittyville hat from Stitch ‘n Bitch, as I don’t have a warm winter hat and it’s getting colder and colder around here. My sister-in-law knitted the lil’ devil hat for her little boy and assures me that it’s really quite easy and only took a day or two, so I might give the adult’s version a go.