Friday, June 30, 2006

More beads!

I got my box o' beads yesterday and Folk Shawls. I'm ready to start knitting lace. My first project will be the Butterfly Shawl in a, what else? hot pink yarn. The yarn should be here next week sometime. Can't wait to start.

Work is slow today, so I brought in my crocheting stuff and hope to finish the bag today.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Got a couple of rounds in

I worked a few rounds on my crochet-in-the-round bag last night. I also bought a zipper for the Sakura circle bag, so I plan on finishing that tonight. I am impatiently waiting for my vacation to start tomorrow evening - a entire week of knitting & crocheting time. My intention is to finish my shawl and round bag on vacation, so I can cast on for the 2nd B4 bag.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Ta da!

The B4 bag is finished! The fabric isn't as firm as I would have liked, which could either be due to the acrylic or the fact that I felted it by hand, er, foot in the bathtub. I am happy with the way it turned out, though. I'm planning on making another one with Patons Merino, which I've heard felts up fast. They are a lot of fun to make, so I don't know if I can stop with just two!

I decided that I need to finish all of my projects on the needles (and hook) before I can cast on anymore projects, including the second B4 bag. That would be my Touch Me scarf, the crochet purse, the crochet shawl and Bobblicious from Knitty, as well as finishing and putting the zipper on my round bag. It's just so much more fun to start projects than to finish them!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Finished the B4 bag!

I finished knitting the B4 bag last night and felted it. Here's a pre-felting picture. It should be dry tonight, so hopefully I'll have time to sew the buttons on.

I splurged on beads at this morning. I have lots of projects in mind for them!

Saturday, June 24, 2006


I finally got pictures of some of my projects:
B4 bag

Summer shawl:

I did knit a few more rounds on the B4 last night. I'm not as far along as I thought I was, but it's looking very pretty. I can't wait until it's finished!

Friday, June 23, 2006

It's never too hot to shop for yarn!

I succumbed to some Patons Merino last night. A nice chestnut brown and a natural mix, to be stranded together to make another B4 bag. I bought some antique buttons and wooden beads for it, too. Since I have everything I need to make another bag, I thought I should knit some more on the pink and black one. I ended up knitting about 10 rounds last night. I also took pictures of the bag and the crocheted shawl, but forgot to bring the camera with me to post them.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Crochet bags

My crochet bag in the round is no farther along than it was 3 weeks ago, but here's a picture of it anyway.

Here is most of a completed circle bag that just needs to be finished and a zipper sewn in. I only like making things, finishing them is what bogs me down.

Since it's gotten so hot, some of my other projects have been stalled. So I'm working on a lacy crochet shawl instead. It's awfully cold in the office, so this will be just the thing - dressy enough for the office, but not too warm if I forget and wear it outside in the 95 degree heat.