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Monday, May 28, 2012

Purse crazy!!

Well, I ran out of yarn on the first purse (off to Hillcreek Thursday), so I frogged my cheap imitation of the purse (that would have been a cute cap) and started another one.

I'm almost out of yarn on purse #2, so I hope Hillcreek has the same yarn or I may get a color that complements the green.

Am I nuts or what????

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Dream Come True

Several months ago, Dianna brought a "too awesome for words" purse that her "daughter" Michelle had given her, made by her grandmother.  I was so intrigued at its beauty!!
I searched and searched, to no avail, for the pattern.
THEN, I received an email that changed my life!!!  Dianna had found the pattern on Ravelry, named "Purse with Leaves".  I was in heaven!!!!!
I purchased the "yarn" at Hillcreek.  It is ON Line Linie 255 Toledo Color.  It is perfect for this project.  DAY 1:

DAY 2 and 3:


The leaves are done!!!  Alas, I am going to have to break down and get a 3rd ball of this beautiful yarn to finish the bottom and to make the I-cords.  So, this creation will be on hold for a bit.
The pictures don't do the color changes justice!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Babies, baby!!

I was asked to help a friend make baby items for a charity basket to be given to Samaritan Center.  I made the hat and booties.  What fun!!!  The hat is a lacy hat, and the booties are Saartje's Bootees.
It only took two days, and I may have to make more!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My First Shrug

Last week, my friend and I went to the yarn shop at the lake.  They had this scrumptious yarn by James Brett, Fusion Chunky, and a pattern made up with it.  I fell in love with the little shrug, and so I bought the pattern and the yarn.  It only took six days to do (minus time to do household chores).  The pattern is from "Knitting Pure and Simple" and is named "Bulky Shrug".  It's the first one I've ever done!!!  I like the colors of the yarn, but it is Boucle, not my favorite.  Oh well, we learn by doing...

I also include a photo of Winnie's babies we donated to the church on Sunday.