Monday, June 30, 2008
This is my first. His name is, The Bear Without a Face. Plainly, as you can see he has no face. At least not yet!
Moe clearly approves!
I myself, do not think my yarn acquisition is all that amazing. In fact not amazing at all. Alot of it is leftovers from projects I have completed. I tend to purchase a bit more than required by the pattern. One just never know if said project needs to be bigger than the measurements, or if like me you knit/crochet tighter than gauge, therefore requiring more yarn. Some of my stash is glorious sock yarn for the various sock clubs I joined this past year. The yarn arrives faster than I can knit a pair of socks. Especially when I am engrossed in Mystery Shawl knits! Fat yarn, skinny yarn, fluffy yarn, flat yarn, sock yarn, natural fiber yarn, acrylic yarn and *GASP* even some dratted muppet fun fur yarn has even snuck it's way into the stash room! Yes, there is yarn pretty much all over my house. Well at least in every room that I spend any amount of time!
I wonder what these people would think had they seen THIS STASH!!!!
Ohhhhh the glory of this stash. Peace, quiet and absolute yarnie goodness!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I have been crafting away. Seems like I have forgotton to show off some items.
The Eco Bags....
Elisa's Nest Tote ~ the pattern info on Ravelry
My strap differs from the original pattern. I used a spoolie/corker, made 2 ropes and twisted them around one another.
Saturday Market Bag ~ Pattern info here on Ravelry
All of these bags were made with Peaches N Cream cotton leftover in my stash!
Lion Brand Market Bag # 60551 ~ Pattern info here on Ravelry
Last, but certainly not least as far as the bags go...is the Everlasting Bag Stopper.
The Everlasting Bag Stopper ~ Pattern info here on Ravelry
The body of the bag is knit. I changed the straps from the original pattern, which called for ribbon. I used what I have found to be wicked strong and sturdy... just your basic double crochet.
As far as use and practicality, we have used the Lion Brand Market Bag the most. Used for toting around snacks, sunscreen and first aid at softball tournaments. As well as toting junk to and from the pool. Sunscreen, toys, extra clothes, towels and of course more snacks!
Ultimately, this will cut down on how many of those weak and useless plasticky grocery bags this family uses. Might not be a huge ECO GREEN step, but but a step none the less in the right direction.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Your Birthdate: January 2
Your strength: Your universal compassion
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
This Nephew's Bday is in August... here is this year's Bday Ghan! (done early I might add) Typically, they are received late due to the time in creating the ghan.
It is the Sand & Sea Afghan from Quick-Stitch Crochet book. Instead of using taupe yarn for the sand, I used Claret. Many of the ghans I make for them are Americana in color. This was a better color choice for the intent.
I enjoyed this pattern so much that I plan to make other color combos for other family members. It was an easy pattern to memorize. Which for me was GREAT! I am always taking yarn and hook/needles out and about while at baseball parks and softball tournaments. In fact, I completed this baby in THREE days! *GRIN*