Hello my friends. Thank you for coming back for another update. 🙂 I hope everyone’s week have been going well.
Here is this week’s bag!
This is a little makeup bag i got from MAC last year when they released their Hello Kitty line. It’s just big enough to put some lipstick and other little things in there. I had a little container of perfume in there and it spilled all over this little bag. And now i can’t get away from that perfume smell. Sometimes it takes me a long time to sour on a fragrance…sometimes i get sour right away. not sure if i’m sour yet or not on this one…but I haven’t worn the perfume since it spilled in this little bag. 🙂
So dye day at Monica’s on Sat was a TON OF FUN!! I had never had a chance to attend the previous ones. The first one ever happened the week I found out Sassy was sick and i was not in the right mental state to go. The second one happened when I was out of town for my cousin’s wedding. SO…i had a blast! i did NOT finish my shawl in time to get it dyed. It didn’t keep me from trying. i was knitting it AT Monica’s house to try to have it done so i could soak it and get it done! I could have had it done, but i got too distracted on Fri and didn’t knit much on Fri. So my confidence in having it done was squashed. 😀 ooops.
here are some pics from the event:
Thanks again, Monica and Don for hosting!!
I managed to bind off on the shawl about an hour after I got home from all this. 🙂 So the shawl is done, but I STILL haven’t decided on what colors I want. Why am I making this SO difficult?? 🙂
Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Merino Wool, Silk Sock
Amount Used: 1.5 skeins
Needle Size: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Date Started: April 16, 2010
Date Finished: pending on color choice and dying date
I love the pattern. it’s VERY easy and well written. and it’s so simple, but beautiful. I love the sample in the pattern, but I didn’t want to copy the colors there. i was leaning toward an indigo/purple + olive green? But i’m not so sure now. I need some input. 😀 I debated about kool-aid dying it, but then i thought…nah. so i don’t know. 🙂 janice said she would mix up some colors for me when i decide. I just need to decide.
i started my state fair project as well. I’ve decided to do a baby blanket this year. no more shawls!! Esp since the Texas State Fair tends to judge unfairly in the shawl and/or lace category. I refuse to be shot down by Big Tex again this year in that category. I saw the Lullaby baby blanket in the St-Denis magazine and fell in love with it. it’s like a big shawl for a baby. 🙂 hahahaha. so far so good. i started it last night and I’m almost to section 2.
I did a bit of sewing this week since my sewing machine was out and i just was on a roll. i tried to have a little bag ready by today, but I got tired of all the cutting and the sewing. Cutting really does suck!! i love ironing and I love sewing, i HATE cutting all the fabric! ugh! so anyway…i had bought an apron kit that i found this week while digging thru fabric and I finished it in an evening. it’s so cute!
I also decided to recover my ironing board. yes, I know you can buy ironing board covers. but I saw a fairly easy tute online and thought I would give it a whirl with an old Hello Kitty shower curtain I was no longer using.
It took me a few tries to get this right, but I finally got it done and i’m pleased w/ how it looks 😀
That’s all for now, folks! have a great weekend!