Ok, I'm going to try and do what I can usually never ever do - catch you up on some of what the Boy and I got up to on our (6 day) weekend in Victoria.
Most exciting news first - I finished the rbpm!
It's actually Knitty's Via diagonale bag =)
As I may have mentioned (just once or twice...) this took longer than I expected (when I read that Wendy finished hers in 5 days I should never have assumed it would take me any less than 10 times that!)
I used Pellicano mercerized cotton in blue and red - less than a whole ball of each - and made no mods to the pattern.
I loved how the slip stitch pattern came out - it was so simple to do but looked great (actually, I have a feeling that the cotton I picked up last week may end up as one of these bags).
The only thing I wasn't really happy with was the lining (so please don't look too carefully! =)) - I found it really tricky to sew in (no matter how carefully I measured the bag, the lining was never the right size when it came to sewing them together).
I tried to machine sew it, then ended up hand slip stitching it in (if I do make another one I will probably do it with a blanket stitch).
I gave it to Betty, but am still not really sure whether she actually liked it or was just super relieved it wasn't a super-sized poncho!!! hehe =)
Oooh, I've got to go now, I've got a couple of things to do - and it's a family edition of extreme makeover tonight (how could you miss that!!???!?)