I'm still a bit wobbly today after yesterday's adventures, but I'm hoping to knit today. Last night I got in about 76 stitches on a pair of socks before thinking: why? and letting my arms crash back down to the blanket. Perhaps I'll do better than 76 this morning.
There is room for more than that, as you can see:
But let's talk for a moment about the knitting bag, the first I bought from tinyhappy. At the time, I didn't care what it looked like - I just really wanted one of Melissa's bags and they kept selling out before I could get to the shop. I bought this one without even thinking. Nonetheless it's turned out to be my favourite, the one that's always in play no matter how few projects I might have on the go (and sometimes there really are only two or three.)
It's partly because the cheery floral lining is a perfect match for the rest, partly because the exterior is lovely Japanese linen, so soft and smooth with a little sheen to boot. But a lot of it is the doily on the front, which is knit, not crocheted. I guess my mum and her friends did more crochet than anything else because a knitted doily seems unusual to me, and this one is especially lovely with its intricate pattern: