Hello friends. 🙂 Thank you for coming back! I hope the spring hasn’t come to your area too early like it has here for me. My allergies are killing me! Granted they aren’t as bad as they used to be, but i’m very tired all the time lately. I don’t like that tired feeling.
I actually have a bag to show off this week. 🙂
Sorry, I stole a photo off some website rather than going all the way downstairs to get my bag to take photos of. :)
I’m going back to cross-body bags for now. I’m tired of lugging around a big purse that keeps falling off my shoulder! GRR! so annoying! And of course, the bigger the purse, the more crap you put in it right? Well, that’s what I do personally. I saw this sucker when I went to Academy to buy some new shoes. Sigh. It pulled me in…screaming and yelling the whole time. BUY ME BUY MEEEE! 🙁
I’ve been a busy bee this week. I’ve caught up on some promised gifts.
Project: Fuzzy Feet
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving
Amount Used: 2 skeins of each color
Color: blue / gray
Needle Size: US 10.5 / 6.5 mm
Date Started: Mar 1, 2011
Date Finished: Mar 6, 2011
I usually love this pattern, but this time around i was getting annoyed. I think it’s b/c the big needles, the yarn, density..it wasn’t the most comfortable thing to knit. Still got it done. 🙂
I held one strand of each color together. My friend Joseph requested these slippers and he wanted blue. The only color of blue I could find was this bright-ish blue and I couldn’t stand it. So that’s why I mixed in the grey. If i had more time that day, i would have gone to another Joann’s store and bought the color of blue i was wanting in Bernat Roving. But the Joann’s i was at did not have that color…so stupid me I compromised b/c i’m impatient. and lame. 🙂
I had originally made Joseph a pair of slippers for his birthday back in March of 2006. He LOVES those slippers so much. He wears them all the time. he loves them so much, he wore holes into the big toe area on both slippers and he started whining about how he needed a new pair. His birthday just passed yesterday and he’s got himself a new pair. The old pair lasted 5 years of very continuous wear. The only time he doesn’t wear them is in the summer. Weirdo. hahaha. But i’m glad he loves them so much.
I was a crocheting fool this week too.
Project: Grant the Giraffe
Yarn: Ella Rae Classic Wool
Amount Used: bits and pieces of stuff left over from a previous project
Color: Goldenrod, Golden Orange.
Hook Size: E hook / 3.5 mm
Date Started: Mar 6, 2011
Date Finished: Mar 7, 2011
So I made this giraffe for the big sister of the girl that I made the Unicorn for last week. STupid me, when I picked up the hook, i thought it was a G hook, but it was an E hook. It was dark in here, it was 1am…i was a bit tired…sue me. By the time I finished the head and the neck, I started to realize, hey…this is way smaller than the UNICORN!!! Then I looked at the hook and realized my mistake. SIGH. So i thought, Ok..finish the giraffe and then save it for a give-a-way to someone else. Then remake the giraffe w/ bigger hook. oh no. he’s SO cute so tiny. You can just eat him up!!
I attached the legs correctly this time and guess what. It can stand up on it’s own. duh.
So since the giraffe was so much smaller than the unicorn…i made ANOTHER unicorn.
Project: Luna the Unicorn
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids & Heathers / bits of Ella Rae Classic wool for mane/hoofs/horn
Amount Used: one skein
Color: 301 white multi
Hook Size: E / 3.5 mm
Date Started: Mar 8, 2011
Date Finished: Mar 9, 2011
You can’t tell in the pictures, but the white yarn I picked is sparkly. 😀 it’s SO CUTE. When I told my friend about the mix up on the unicorns, she said NO NO! don’t go thru the trouble! We’ll take the big one! I said NO! this one will be way superior! She said “ok fine.” She agreed w/ me tonight that it’s better. she’s so excited…she wants to show the kids the dolls so bad. BUT…i tend to take a long time to send knit gifts off (dont ask me why) and she doesn’t want to hear the kids nagging for days about where their toys are. sigh. I’m happy that Mama is happy.
Here’s pics of them together. 🙂
I’ve already been asked what I’m going to do w/ the big unicorn. It’s been promised to someone who has been asking since Christmas how come Santa didn’t give her a dang unicorn. Rather than telling her the truth, her aunt asked me if she could have the big unicorn so she can live in ignorant bliss for yet another year. 🙂 So it’s going to be her gift from the Easter Bunny since Santa can’t deliver. 🙂
have a great weekend everyone!!!