The Viva bag has been drying in the dining room for a day and a half. I think it turned out pretty well for my first bag, first felting, and no pattern. The strap could probably be a bit longer, and I plan to add a snap closure after I get back from vacation.
We leave tomorrow morning for a weeklong trip. In an effort to save the socks and Airy Scarf for vacation knitting, I filled in knitting time with Viva, a cotton dishcloth, and some free form short row practice.
I gave a friend her first knitting lesson this week, which was very fun, and lent her some needles and my copy of Stitch 'n' Bitch. I cast on for her and we worked on the knit stitch. I think the next lesson will be casting on.
I must not forget to wrap and pack the Tie One On tonight, and take my scissors and tapestry needles out of my purse. I think it's time to make a list.