Thursday Purse-Day!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I hope your week is going well. 🙂  Not much is going on in my neck of the woods.    I’m actually trying to find a time balance to get everything I need to get done.  Everyone knows the holidays are coming up…and alot of ppl want gifts made.  I’ve been asked to make a few things for friends (for pay) and I fear I may have taken on more than I can really handle.   This is mainly b/c I can’t knit at work anymore (very sad.:()  and the fact that when I am home, i sometimes just feel like doing nothing.   What I really should do is learn how to say NO. hahahah  oh well.  Live and learn.

Here is this week’s bag!!


So I’m being really lazy today and stealing the photo off the manufacturer’s website.  This is a Chil bag by Blue Avocado.  This is one of those bags that can keep your groceries cold for up to 3 hours.  My favorite Asian grocery store is about 25-30 min away from where I live and I am extremely fearful of my food melting or getting warm…so this is a good addition to my arsenal. 🙂  I found it at Tuesday Morning for $5! WHEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!   According to their website, it replaces 3 grocery bags.  and

  • keeps food either hot or cold for 3 hours
  • messenger style strap
  • holds 20 lbs of frozen food
  • made from recycled materials

This week has been the week of crochet.  I haven’t done much knitting mainly b/c the things I have to knit right now are boring me to tears.  (boring plain garter stitch).  I’m helping someone finish up a jacket and the sleeves are boring.  the 60″ collar is boring me to death.  and for some reason, the whole jacket is pieced together w/ 3-needle bind off.  I like 3-needle bind off, but eh.  I’m kind of over it now.  I know it makes that nice ridge and blah blah blah…but honestly I don’ t like that ridge anymore.  but that is one of the “features” of the jacket.   I’ll be happy to get this stupid jacket off my mind.

So here are some of the FO’s I finished this week:

Hello, Mere! Mere is a little scared, since she's so new. :) Her long hair with a flower in it. :) Swimming to the left. she likes to put her hands together as she swims away. Hello, everyone :) ok her hair isn't really that long.  i just kept hacking away at it to even it out. her flattened body. where are her arms!??!?! arm attachment surgery. :)

ProjectMere the Mermaid
Yarn: Berroco Comfort DK, Steinbach Wolle Golden Baby, Plymouth Encore Worsted
Amount UsedLess than half a skein each.
Color:  Peach, pink, yellow
Hook Size: D (3.25 mm)
Date Started:  Oct 14, 2010
Date Finished:  Oct 15, 2010

The last time I did this pattern, i waited forever to finish it b/c i’m stupid.  i think the last time I did this, i had a hard time understanding how to do the hair.  I get it more now than I did before.  The hair is what takes the longest.  I think the amount of time it took me to do the hair, it took me less time to do the entire rest of the body.  When i got home from knit night on Thurs, I was on a roll w/ the hair and managed to finish that within a few hours.  There were still ways I could have improved on how i did it.  But that’s ok.  This little mermaid is quite the hit. 🙂   she’s awfully cute!  This is for a friend at work that asked me to make one for her daughter so she could give it to her for Christmas.  I wanted to make sure I got it made and out of the way.

Hello bun bun! aren't you a cutie pie? thinking about who my new owner will be.... no scarf, flower moved up to the ear. all i need is a grass skirt and I will be a hawaiian bunny! or I can be a snow bunny w/ just a scarf on or I can be here in the corner, naked. ok i'm a naked bunny now.

ProjectAmigurumi Bunny by
Yarn: Plymouth Encore
Amount Used: bits and pieces of leftovers.
Color: Light Grey
Hook Size: G (4.00mm)
Date Started: October 19, 2010
Date Finished: October 20, 2010

This is one of my favorite amigurumi patterns.  Mainly b/c it’s simple and easy.  I decided to stuff the legs on this one.  I’ve never done that before.  I’m very pleased!  My friend, crazy Kathy suggested I put on a pom pom on her butt.  hahaha.  I didn’t do it.  I’m pretty weird about pompoms.  When I make them, I make them pretty big and then i hack away at it until it’s perfectly fluffy.  I’m being kind of lazy and not feeling the love for the pompom butt.  I think it’s b/c the rest of the bunny is smooth and not fluffy.  This was made for a co-worker’s daughter.  🙂  She’s being given away tomorrow.  I did feel that the bunny needed an accessory of some kind, which is why she has the scarf.  and of course, i’m obsessed w/ those little crochet flowers!  OMG!  they are just so cute on EVERYTHING!!  just adds a touch of girlyness to everything. 🙂  well, i guess it wouldn’t be cute on something for a boy…but whatever. 😀

I’m working on a little ballerina doll which is similar to the mermaid doll.  it’s super cute and I can’t wait to see it done.  I already have her little head all finished with the bun in the hair.  squee! ;D

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I couldn’t help but that pics of the little head.   it’s just so cute and squishy. 🙂

have a great weekend everyone!

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