Thursday purse-day…. Not!

No purse today folks.  sorry.  Haha.

I got a new app today for wordpress on my phone and I have to say…. This is nice!  very easy and clean.  the world we live in moves so fast now.

I started my mawata mittens the other day.  baby showers are over for now…i  gots some time to knit for Jenn.  teehee

I’m not done yet… But look at how green they are!

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I’m not sure I like the pattern I’m using for these mittens.  I don\’t like the ends… How they are gathered up at the ends.  I prefer a weaved in finish.  so I might just declare this my practice mitten.  sigh.  I be fickle.

These are my tornado mittens.  We had tornado warnings all up and down this mug on Tues night.  Since I left my computer off and was watching the warnings on the radars… i decided to really work on these mittens.   knitting w/ the mawata is very addicting i have to admit….i’m hoooked!

This is a short post today.  I\’m actually exhausted and I\’m gonna hit the hay.

have a great holiday everyone!

Thursday Purse-day!

Do you ever get thinking so much that you don’t even know where to start what you want to start and you have SO much to start that you don’t even know who what when where how why?

I’ve been having more and more moments like that.  I just fall down rabbit hole after rabbit hole.  Be shocked there is going to be a post right now.  I opened this window 2 hours ago and realize just now I had done that.   whoops.  hahaah.

Be surprised that I have another purse to show off today.  Again, i stole pics off the internet b/c i’m lazy and there is no way I can take as nice of a photograph as a catalog photo.

what?  don't I have one of these alreadY??That i DO!!  but last week's bag was PURPLE. obviously this is not me, but man i wish that was my body.  hahaha.

What’s this you say?  Doesn’t this look familiar?  yeah it does.  Last week’s bag was PURPLE.  This one is gray!  Actually, the one I have is a bit darker gray I think….hmmm….  oh well.  Nevertheless.  Yeah…i got two of the same bag in different colors.  so what up???  you got a problem wit dat???  hahahh  I couldn’t decide between gray and purple, so i got one of each. Don’t judge me!

this bag is extra cute b/c it’s pink inside!  *snort*

I’ve been busier than usual at work this week.  So bad that when I get home from work, I crawl into bed for a *nap* which ends up being a night’s worth of sleep for me and I wake up at 2a screwed.  I can’t fall back asleep b/c I’ve gotten so much sleep from my *NAP* that I end up staying up and working again and mid-way thru my work day I want to pass out.  then the cycle starts all over again.  haha.  woe is me!

I did manage to finish a little crochet cloche yesterday.

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ProjectVintage inspired crochet beanie with flower (37) includes 4 sizes from newborn to adult
Yarn:  Hushabye Solid
Amount Used:  less than half a skein each color
Color:  lavendar, white, olive
Hook Size: H hook / 5.00 mm
Date Started: May 11, 2011
Date Finished: May 11, 2011

I’m not too happy w/ how I did the leaves, but oh well.  I plan on making an EZ Feb sweater to go w/ this hat for a baby shower on the 22nd.    And I just noticed that my mannequin’s head is really misshapen.  ugh.  and what is my deal w/ baby Bee Hushabye yarn lately?  Honestly, i have a ton of it.  I’ve been stash diving alot lately and it’s a very plushy yarn that comes in really cute baby colors.  plus it’s VERY washable.  I’ve been told time and time again from many parents new and seasoned that washable is SO important.  So I haven’t been knitting w/ wool at all b/c of this reason. Plus here in TX, we do not need wool. it’s too freaggin’ hot.    ALTHOUGH, i have a cousin that is expecting soon (YAY!!!!) who lives up in Canada and I think they need a wooly blanket. 🙂 and other woolie things!  tee hee!  over there they need and appreciate such things. 🙂

I think that’s all for now.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  talk to you soon! 🙂

Thursday Purse-Day!

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday!!!

i DO have a bag to show off today.   I did not take the photos myself b/c again….i’m LAZY.   But i think you might like the bag as much as I do today 🙂

Disclaimer:  the girl in the photo is SOOO not me.  I wish i had her body tho….

Is this CUTE???? Purple embossed Patent "leather". hahahaahThis is obviously NOT me.  But look at how HUGE the bag is!!Imagine how much knitting will fit inside!

Cute huh?  It should fit lots and lots of knitting inside.  hahahahaa.   brilliant shiny purple w HK all over it!!  WhEEE!!

The baby shower gift was a huge HIT!  Mama-to-be loved it and so did all the other ppl at the shower that I did not know. haha.   Made me all warm and fuzzy inside.

I did make another pair of shoes for my friend’s daughter’s 2nd bday.  I made her a pair when she was born and mom/dad requested a new pair since she outgrew them.  I told them I was shocked that she barely outgrew them now.  She’s a bit wee I guess 🙂

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Project:  Rosy Baby Booties
Yarn:  Cotton-Ease
Color:  Rose/golden rod
Amount Used:  bits of each color
Needle Size:  US4
Date Started:  May 1, 2011
Date Finished:  May 1, 2011

My mods:  I used bigger yarn and bigger needles than what the pattern called for since the child is 2 yrs old.  She can always grow into them. 🙂
The pattern calls for a 2-stitch I-Cord for the strap that goes around the button.  Nope.  I did a 20 st crochet chain and that was that.  simple, quick and easy.  and I just started the chain straight from the shoe rather than crocheting a chain and sewing it on.

That’s all I got for this week, y’all.  I havent’ been feeling that well this week and that turns into alot of nap time and just no knitting time for me.   I guess a realistic goal is one FO a week isn’t it?  hahahah.

have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday No Purse-Day

I have no purse today, folks.  🙂  so sorry!

I’ve been kind of busy this week w/ work and other things.  I haven’t had that much time to knit/crochet.  This is becoming a common song and dance w/ me apparently.  I miss the days of being able to knit at work.  But I do enjoy the increase in salary more…so hmmm…. hahaha.

Not much to talk about.  no bag b/c I honestly think I’ve run out of bags.  I almost got a new one today.  Almost.  But I stopped myself.  As Janice says, I need another bag like I need another hole in my head.  I don’t need another hole in my head.   hahaha.

But I do have an FO to show off!

Oh wait.  I posted this information last week.  Eh.  Ok.  I cheated a bit.  I didn’t FINISH finish this until like Sunday when I was done w/ the ties.

Oh wait!  I made a hat to match the sweater.  ok.  hahaha.  show off time!

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Cute eh? hahaha.  The tie I did not do I-cord…I decided to do a single crochet chain.  I made it a bit too long and it’s irritating me a bit.  But i should just let go and leave it alone.

For the hat i just cast on 72 sts and did seed stitch for 5 rows.  2 rows plain knitting, 1 eyelet row, 1 plain knitting row then began the lattice stitch pattern in the round until I had 5 repeats of it done.  Then I quickly decreased on every row.

Baby shower is on Sat.  just in the nick of time, eh? hahahaha.

have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday Purse-Day!!

Hello All!  It’s Thursday and I DO have a purse today!

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I got this gem on my Coach outlet outing last month. 🙂  Isn’t it cute?  yeah..i know it’s a FANNY PACK!  but LOOK AT IT!  isn’t it CUUUUTE???? 🙂  and it was on an additional 50% clearance rack!  WHEEE!

I haven’t done too much knitting this week.  shocker.  hahaah.  I have been working on a baby sweater for a baby shower i have at the end of the month.   I’m almost done w/ it.  I just need to knit the Icord for the tie and I’m done.  so i’m 99% done.  I hate I-cord.  I think it’s stupid.   that’s why i’m fighting it so much.

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Project:  springtime in hollis
Yarn: Hushabye Solid
Color:  Lavendar
Amount Used:  1.5 skeins
Date Started:  Apr. 7, 2011
Date Finished:  Apr. 22, 2011

I just need the I-cord and the yarn i have set aside for the Icord matches the buttons 🙂  the darker pink in the button.  Isn’t it cute?? 🙂  pics of it blocking of course.

I plan on making a matching hat.  But we’ll see how that goes.  I might not be inspired enough to do it.  hahaah.

I’ve got a bad case of startitis right now.  And I need to stop looking at new and exciting patterns b/c I keep starting all this new stuff right now.  Hold me back, folks.  hahahaha.

But that’s all for now.   Not too exciting, I know. 🙁  so sorry.  have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday and no Purse-Day!

Hello!   I’m updating from work today b/c I went to bed and forgot it was a day to blog.  hahaha.  I’m so lame.  because that is, the picture of the purse I was going to show off today is at home on my pc.  and I have no access to it from here at work…so no purse today. 🙂 

I’ve been sort of busy w/ all kinds of things: work, lack of sleep, friends, work…annoying people at work…. 🙂  i did some knitting this week, but it was little knitting and not too productive.  Nevertheless…I have an FO or two to show off. 🙂

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Project:  Knit Trilobite
Yarn:  Berroco Comfort DK
Color:  Beige
Amount Used:  just some bits
Date Started:  Apr. 8, 2011
Date Finished:  Apr. 8, 2011

I made this for my friend Nanc’s daughter, Evie who is apparently some kind of bug fanatic. 🙂    When I gave it to her on Saturday, she said “OOOH roly poly!”  hahaha.  so cute!

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Project:  Jiaozi (dumplings)
Yarn:  Berroco Comfort DK
Color:  Beige
Amount Used:  just some bits
Date Started:  Apr. 9, 2011
Date Finished:  Apr. 9, 2011

My love of dumplings is very prevalent and when i saw this pattern, i HAD to do it.  It’s very quick and easy and funny. 🙂  i was going to make a bunch of them and put them in a steamer basket, but I ran out of time to really make more than one. 🙂  booo

That’s all for now, folks!  Sorry such a short post.  I’ll catch you on the flip side! 🙂

Thursday Purse-Day!

Say what?  yeah…i gotz another purse to show you guys. 🙂

coach patent leather coin purse

pretty huh?Again, i just yanked the picture off some japanese web site I found the bag to be on.  They had such lovely pictures…who am I to compete? 🙂  hahahaha   Isn’t it cute?  another trophy from when I hit the outlet mall last week.  I know it’s nothing special, but i think it’s super cute. 😀

Remember the little doll I previewed 2 weeks ago?   I finished. 🙂  She has a smile and everything.  I also put a smile on her big sister the ballerina.

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Project: Laura Beth in the ladybird wings amigurumi doll
Yarn:  Berroco Comfort DK
Amount Used:  a little bit of each skein
Color:  peach / beet root / liquorice
Hook Size: D hook / 3.25 mm
Date Started: Mar 27, 2011
Date Finished: Apr 1, 2011

Sooo…the doll came out a widdle small 🙂  She’ really stinkin’ cute.   she’s already on her way to her new owner w/ the ballerina.   I put a smile on the ballerina,btw.

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I did pick up some needles and knit a baby hat this week.  I have an upcoming baby shower in the next 2 months and I don’t want to catch myself rushing trying to make something. 🙂  I almost forgot how to knit i’ve been doing nothing but crocheting lately!

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Project:  Newborn Acorn
Yarn:  Baby Bee Hushabye Solid
Amount Used:  half a skein
Color:  lavender
Needle Size: US 4 / 3.5 mm
Date Started: Mar 30, 2011
Date Finished: Apr 3, 2011

Mine isn’t as cute as the one in the picture.  But it’s still cute. 🙂  brioche rib in the round…it’s a beautiful thing!

I’m working on a sweater in the same yarn to give as a gift at the shower.  i wish i could say i had it done already….sigh. 🙂

have a great weekend, everyone!  thank you for stopping by!

Thursday Purse-Day!!

Hello all. 🙂

Happy Thursday.  It’s time for another purse!  WHEEEEE!!

Isn't it prettty??

so me :)

I had to do some work at a location very far from me.  It’s so far, it’s next to the outlet malls.  SOOOO…since I was out there….I figured I would just drive thru and see if anything caught my eye.  I knew good and well the Coach outlet was out there.  But was I feeling the pull?  It was like a tractor beam as soon as I saw the sign.  It didn’t help things that when I walked in, i was handed a 30% off total purchase coupon.  tee hee.

So I have FO’s to show off.  Well, yes and no.  I had made plans to take pictures of them in the bluebonnets that are all a-bloom here in Texas.  But it was very cold and rainy all week.  Well, COLD.  i loved it.   This weekend it’s supposed to be really warm, so maybe I’ll trek out this weekend to take some pictures of the toys out in the bluebonnets. 🙂

But until then…I’ll show what I got.

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Project:  Jaja the huggable ninja
Yarn: Debbie Macomber Morning Glory Cotton
Amount Used:  1.25 skeins
Color:  pink
Hook Size: D hook / 3.25 mm
Date Started: Mar 19, 2011
Date Finished: Mar 27, 2011

I call the toy Da-Da b/c i’m not all that clever.  The pattern name is JaJa which is hilairous…but Da-Da in cantonese means “hit-hit”.  I thought that was funny.  Since it IS a ninja…they hit right? hahah. duh.

I’m not too sure about the eyes either.  I had reservations about making the eyes pink.  But i tried w/ black yarn and it was much too harsh.  So i left them pink and I think it looks fine.  A few of my friends did not agree. hahaha.

I have complaints about the yarn.  Everyone that saw me using the yarn said “ew…that looks splitty.”  It was splitty as hell!! stupid yarn.  but it might have been a crappy ball.  the 2nd ball i cracked open wasn’t as splitty.  the first ball was practically unraveling itself.  VERY frustrating.

I almost finished another toy, but I just need embroidery thread to do the hair strands and her mouth.

so i guess this is a preview:

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I think it would be cute to put this doll in the bluebonnets to take pics.  Esp since it is a ladybug doll. 🙂   This is to accompany the ballerina doll i did months ago.  big sister and little sister both have to have dolls or else one gets mad at the other.  sigh.  siblings.

That’s all for now.  hopefully i’ll have better pictures later on this weekend. 🙂

have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday Purse-Day!

i almost went to bed just now before I realized it was Thursday (early am) and i have stuff to post 🙂   How did everyone’s week go?  I had a pretty ok week.  I had to baby sit a couple of cats for an entire week.  I miss having a cat around here, but then i DO NOT miss it.  these kittens were really scared of me for the first 3 days.  Then on the 4th day, the girl kitty was all WHATEVER!! and this was HER house…not mine.  she was all over me constantly!  and whenever i was knitting?  oh forget it.  she was constantly grabbing for yarn, projects and scratching the hell out of me in the process.  Then the boy kitty decided on the 5th day that he was my bff and would NOT leave me alone. 🙂  very sweet…but i forgot how allergic I am to these cats.  i was itching like crazy and I still am, even though they left early afternoon on Weds.   the itching will remind me to watch my mouth before I agree to baby sit cats again. 🙂

I do have a “bag” this week.  Sorry, I again stole the pics off the manufacturer website.  Their pics rock!  Who am I to compete?

I got myself a color nook the other day after swearing up and down I wouldn’t do it.  but there was a deal on ebay that i could not resist.  so just stamp “SUCKA” on my forehead.   I also turned it into a really cool Android Tablet.  Holla!  I’m so cool. hahahaahah.  jk.   I love this case b/c you can stand it up like an easel.  this proves to be nice when i’m sitting at my desk and i’m actually reading something while chatting w/ my friend on IM.

So the gifts I finished up last week were received by their intendeds yesterday.  I got txt’s from both saying big thank you’s. 🙂  this makes me so happies. 😀  My friend Joseph said “oh I can tell your skills have improved.”  SAY WHAT?  The slippers i gave to him were almost exactly like the ones I gave to him before?  WTF is he talking about?  improved…..p-shah!

Then the girl that got the giraffe had a bit of envy over the sparkly unicorn.  oops. 🙂  But she also told her mom “Wow.  Auntie Jen is a good knitter.” hAhAHAHAhA!  funny girl!  The little one didn’t get to see her unicorn yet.  So i’m waiting to see her response. …

i was asked to make another unicorn for my friend’s new baby boy, but i said “UNICORN? for a BOY???”  she asked me to just pick something and make it…whatever i see fit.  So I decided on a puppy dog!  i searched on Ravelry and found this cute little puppy pattern and i thought it was hilarious.

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Project:  Sammy the Dog
Yarn:  Sirdar Country Style DK / Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Amount Used:  less than 1 skein each
Color:  sirdar: sh472 (green/gray) / DB:  light green gray
Hook Size:  D hook / 3.25 mm
Date Started: Mar 13, 2011
Date Finished: Mar 13, 2011

Some of you might ask why I picked these colors.  Some people already asked me that question.  Honestly..it’s what I had laying around that i felt was washable for mommy.   I didn’t expect him to come out so GREEN.   I call him Stumpy b/c his legs are so stumpy 🙂  and yeah his arm are supposed to stick out like that.   I used safety eyes and nose instead of buttons since the doll is going to a baby.  so my little puppy looks a little different from the one in the pattern.   and as usual w/ amigurumi, i used smaller yarn and hook than the pattern called for.

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Project:   Yoda Baby Bottle Cozy
YarnBaby Bee Sweet Delight Baby
Amount Used:  less than a skein
Color: olive green
Needle Size: US  4 / 3.5 mm
Date Started: Mar 9, 2011
Date Finished: Mar 13, 2011

What is this?  It’s a Yoda baby Bottle Cozy.  I found it ages ago and wanted it make it.  I’m finally mailing off that Yoda sweater i did months ago for a baby that might be too big for it now.  Sigh.  But im mailing it off tomorrow!  And i’m mailing it off w/ this bottle cozy for laughs.  My bottle cozy isn’t as cute as the one in the example.  🙁   i’m not 1000% pleased.  I think it’s where i put his eyes.  sigh.

Ok folks. that’s all I’ve got for now. 🙂  have a great weekend!!

Thursday…PURSE DAY!! SAY WHAT?!?!?!

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. :)

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.

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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.

Hello Grant. his little head ears and horns added. left view Don't I look like a curious puppy dog? look at his back. :) better lighting here. hungry....

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.

hello tiny unicorn check out my purple mane. :)  purple mane...purple mane.... i'm so cute and stumpy! check out my backside. (tee hee)

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. 🙂

we like to snuggle although the giraffe is way taller than the unicorn. Unicorn is just going to have to bump the giraffe w/ it's horn. excuse us, please. No comments on the unicorn's shortness please. :)  Are you looking at our bums? you are looking at our bums, you cheeky monkey!

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!!!