Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I wanted it washable, so realized that I could not hook the handles on permanently. Therefore I used button flaps on the inside to that should the new owner decide to change handles, it would be very easy. I made a Japanese type knot and half of a butterfly closure to the middle could close easily. I found it holds three skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn quite nicely!
The second photo shows that it isn't a large purse, but large enough. I did not line it, so it would not be good to carry bobby pins or little pens around, but is a good purse to toss in larger items for a quick trip to church or the store.
Monday, November 3, 2008
get them too small.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Below is the back. It was hard to get this thing to come our straight and look right, but I think it turned out okay. The color that looks blue is really a dark teal, and the olive green is really a dark dusty green. Can't get the colors to come out right - might try again outside and see if the sunlight helps.
This is a cotton potholder made in a pattern called Catherine's Wheel. I thought it was an appropriate name, but don't like the final outcome. I think I'll test it out more and see if I can come up with some way to make the "wheels" come out more like a true circle.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Next comes Cindy's, but I keep changing the pattern. I want it to be just right for her. Hmmmm?????
Monday, September 22, 2008
These are much pinker than they show in the photos. Wish I had not used the blue for the second layer of the soles, but can't worry about it now. They are going to be big on Lynne, but the pink will most likely shrink some, so then they should fit better. Otherwise will make her some more!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
colors for the short rows the new yarn, although of the same dye lot,
is lighter. It looks like it has a stripe right across the bust
line. In person it does not show as brightly as it does in the
photo. I am wondering if I can dye this to look all the same
color....??? Anyone have any experience coloring Cotton-Ease?? I
made a size 45 but it is too large for me. Looks fine under a jacket
The Cameo is a size smaller, and still a tad larger than I'd like. I
love the yarn, and even though it is really shiny, it looks good with
a pair of jeans. Just the right color. It is a 42, so I think the
next one I make will be a size 40 and see if that fits. My problem is
that I have bulges where one should NOT have them, so it can't be too
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Doris Chan. She has some of the cutest "lace" patterns for tops - and
even though they are a bit complicated, they are worth the time. I
finished this one as a "try out" to see if I could make the pattern
- using a bit of yarn that I would not have used had I figured I would
actually finish it and like it! However, it goes with lots of tops
and a pair of jeans, and looks pretty good. I still have not decided
as to whether or not I will put any buttons or closures on it, so it
is what it is for now.
Monday, August 11, 2008
look it up on the internet, but there has to be an errata on
it...calls for two rows of white in the pattern for the hands/paws,
but when looking at the photo in the magazine it is quite obvious that
there were three. Other little details are off, too, so if you like
him and want to make him, make sure you check for the errata first!
I made this for Amy Jo, but he is so cute I might keep him for myself!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
a bit crooked until it was photographed. How did that happen? It is
the same pattern throughout. Perhaps it is the crooked single
crochets around the side. I think I should work on side panels within
the pattern so it will be even. Hmm?? Will have to think about
that...some sort of pebble pattern perhaps, or some single or double
crochet for an edging.
Now she and a friend are testing the finished products to see if they
are okay for their intended use (and don't fade and shrink).
Saturday, August 2, 2008
colors! My kitchen needs brightening, so wanted to see how these work up...sell these at the church bazaar, and then make some for me!