Thursday Purse-Day!

Hello everyone!  Happy Thursday!

This week has been a boring week.  I’ve been a bit sleepy all week…not sure why.  But Weds was a good day for me for me mood-wise.  I was in a happy mood!  Someone called me at 9p and when I answered the phone..he said “Man.  That was a happy ‘hello!'” hahah.  So I’m hopefully starting my Thurs off in a good way. 🙂

here is this week’s purse/bag/wallet/container. 🙂

New Hello Kitty wallet back of the wallet Inside of the wallet

When my brother was here last week, we went to the mall.  We always go to the mall during a visit.  Tradition, you know. 🙂   We had to hit Hot Topic b/c I have to look at the HK stuff in there and this lovely wallet was there.  I had to buy it.  Duh! 🙂   It’s cute huh?  Not sure how much I dig it yet.  It holds everything nicely though 😀

Remember this baby sweater?  It was a HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE hit at the baby shower on sunday!  the shoes, the Baby Jayne Hat, this sweater!   My gift was the first one she opened and all the ooh’s and aah’s?  That is addicting.  It went straight to my head.  “Oh no…no no..it was nothing…really…thank you.  No…i don’t want to make these for a living…i love giving them as gifts.  Oh my!  Anthropologie?  no no…my knits are not THAT spectacular!!”  Tee hee!!   Then her grandma made some fantastic quilt that was opened last and put me to shame.  it was a nice ride while it lasted. hahaha!

Anyway…I’m making another one for a friend of mine that had a baby last week.  They live in SoCal and they didn’t know what they were having until baby was born.  It’s a boy!!  So i’m making another one of these chic sweaters for that cool little baby in SoCal. 🙂

aaron

I am REALLLY loving this color.  I want to buy up all of this yarn that I can b/c I love it so much! 🙂  What is it?  Lion Brand Cotton Ease. 🙂

I havne’t started the contract cardigan yet.  I’m being a bit lazy.  that’s not true.  i haven’t fully decided on what pattern to use/alter for the cardigan and i need to stop dilly dallying on it.  boooO!

FO’s for this week?

I finally finished embellishing that one little mermaid for my friend’s daughter.  The FIRST mermaid i did …it’s been decided that it’s too big and I’m going to make one w/ a purple tail for the older sister in a smaller size.   So there will be two little mermaids swimming around in that house soon. 🙂 oh yeah…i also decided not to put a seashell bra on the baby mermaid.  Why?  I made the bra..it’s so small and fiddly.  I was cursing as I was making it.  never mind.  She doesn’t need it! 🙂

Moy Moy mermaid don't you just love the star embellishment? Swimming to the left swimming to the right.

ProjectMere the mermaid amigurumi pattern
Yarn
Berroco Comfort Baby (body and tail)
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (hair)
Amount Used
: 1/3 skein of Comfort Baby, 1/8 of the skein of wool-ease
Color
Boy blue, Peach (Comfort baby); brown tweedy (wool-ease)
Hook Size
: D
Date Started: Jan 24, 2009
Date Finished: Feb 4, 2009

I think she’s super cute…but I am biased. 🙂  I did the hair correctly on this one.  So I’m happier w/ how she came out! 🙂  **talked to the girls’ mommy…a top is preferred. 🙂  hahaah.  I will have to decide on what to do there 🙂  Tube top?

I finished the contract scarf on Friday.  I’m very pleased w/ how it came out.

Scarf in a criss-cross style scarf worn in this way my aunt taught me when i was in HK once. Another way my aunt taught me how to wear a scarf when in HK.  tres chic!

Project: Misti Chunky Ribs & Ruffles Scarf (direct pdf download)
Yarn Berroco Comfort Chunky
Amount Used: Exactly 3 skeins
ColorIvory
Needle Size: US 10.5
Date Started: Jan 29, 2009
Date Finished: Feb 6, 2009

The scarf is 5 feet 10 inches long.  it’s longer than i am tall. hahaha!  The recipient is 5 feet 8 inches…so it’s longer than she is tall too.  I’ve already sent her pics of it and she’s pleased.  That makes me happy 🙂

That’s all i’m working on for now. 🙂   I got a new camera last week (nothing OOOOOH…just a slightly used dSLR, Canon 20D) and I was playing w/ it all and testing it out.  I really wanted to get a 40D or a 50D…but times are tough, my friends.  Those are luxury cameras for me at this point and time.  🙂  anyway…i was playing w/ the camera and i took some cute pics of cute widdle Sassy cat. 🙂

My widdle baby!

Isn’t she darling?  Don’t you just want to squish her?? 🙂  Sigh.  She’s so sweet she gives me a toothache! hahah!

And finally…my blog post won’t be complete w/ my annual Valentine’s day hate rant. 🙂   What is everyone doing on Valentine’s day?  for some reason it seems that people are making a huge emphasis on this yucky day b/c it lands on a Saturday this year.

I don’t hate Valentine’s day b/c I’m single.  I hate it b/c it’s a sh*t holiday.  I hated it every year when I was in relationship(s).   What is it about all the presents that have to be given on holidays?  Valentine’s Day, Easter (Easter presents???), etc.  I love giving/receiving gifts like any normal human being.  But I hate it when it’s forced upon us.   These poor men in our lives…they are judged by the gifts they give on V-Day.  You don’t give your woman roses?  You got her carnations?  you don’t love her enough.  You didn’t buy her a diamond?  OMG.  what are you thinking??  Why are you even alive?  Women:  you are judged by the gifts you get from your man.  WTH?  he got you carnations?  Girl, why do you stay w/ this loser?  blah blah bah.  i could go on for hours if you’d let me.  But I’ll stop my crazy rant there.

I don’t have any particular special dude in my life right now.   not complaining…just stating a fact.   and I’m not upset by this.  I’m actually glad I won’t be fighting for a restaurant to eat at on Sat. night.  I’m glad I don’t have to buy a gift to give away on V-Day.  I started seeing Valentine’s decorations/gifts/etc since BEFORE Christmas.  BEFORE Christmas!!  This is a totally retail-fueled holiday…no religious basis to the holiday.  We need to end the madness.  This feel-bad holiday needs to end!   Join me! muhahaha!

7 thoughts on “Thursday Purse-Day!

  1. Shelly says:

    I love the way your mermaids turned out. Comfort seems to be great toy yarn.

    How big are the girls?

    I ended up buying the pattern but haven’t crocheted any toys – a little nervous.

  2. chris says:

    I’m not a huge fan of V-day either . . . though this year I do have plans of a sort . . . B and I are making beer! But that’s not necessarily a V-day thing, just an “it’s Saturday and we’re broke and half of us are unemployed and it’ll be fun to make beer” thing.

  3. nanc says:

    I’ll ooh and ahh over your handknits ant day of the week!

    I’m not a fan of Vday either, but I do like the candy. Matt and I never evedn attempt to go out to eat, that’s madness. Instead I have a dish I prepare every year: vodka pasta sauce.

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