Sunday, May 29, 2011
Eleven, lovely, crocheted clutches! My good friend, Kate is getting married today and her bridesmaids and other special women at the wedding will be getting these. Aren't they lucky?? ;)
I found the pattern for the Granny Stripe Boutique Bag at Tangled Happy. This was Sara's first pattern, isn't it great? She is always finding the best crochet projects on the web--if you need inspiration just go there!
Almost all of these were done with your basic Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn, one was done with some Lion Brand Cotton and two were done with Cotton Ease. Kate had given her bridesmaids some paint chips in various shades of blue, green and purple and gave them free reign to just find a dress that would match. Isn't that brave? So I got a set of paint chips as well and got to search high and low for the perfect colors of yarn--such torture! I did come out on the other side realizing that there is a serious lack of teal yarn out there and lots of pink yarn.
I am so happy I was able to find the colors that I did. And I'm glad I don't have to pick my favorite one! Kate claimed the pretty seafoam one between the bright turquoise and purple ones (upper right).
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Six years of T-ball and Coach Pitch will get you one thing: baseball. Real, honest-to-goodness baseball with stealing, score keeping,spitting and scratching. The jury is still out on how I feel about this. One moment I am loathing that it is beginning to feel like a part time job (and terrified that this is just the tip of a giant iceberg) and the next I am loving watching Simon grow into becoming a baseball player.
Only time will tell if this becomes a familiar scene in our lives.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Can you tell what this is? Have you seen it before? I don't know how I came about this but I bookmarked it ages ago, waiting for the perfect recipient. And then I met them! And it was nearly going to be a housewarming present...but I didn't have time. A few other occasions came and went but when Kate's bridal shower at church was on the horizon I just had to buckle-down and get it done.
It was kind of hard to give it up--but when Kate threw back her head and laughed, I knew it was going to the right home. I mean, they actually use their XBOX for more than just a glorified movie machine.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Gobs and gobs of Sugar'n Cream, 100% Cotton with some Cotton Ease that might make the cut. I've got this lovely palette of bright "pool colors" (that is what I am calling them) to work with and am only a little sad that I have not found more colors that will work. Not all of these are right--there is a light blue that is too muted, along with a few others and I only need one ball of that chartreuse. But it all looks so happy in this box!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Zach" and have been doing so for years--way before The Hangover was a thing. Being the 10th it was a "Pay Day Mocha Day" in our house--going to Daily Grind on pay day keeps our spending money on mochas do a reasonable amount. 20oz Frappe, no whip!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I did feel like I was near getting in a rut so I decided to try something new. A market bag!
About 5 dc in, I suspected I would never use it, but thought it was still cute. About 6 rows in (of about 35) I knew I was going to go bonkers with the repetition, but I also knew I would be done that night and could suffer through.
The yarn is Sugar 'n Cream in the Lime Stripes colorway. I am a sucker for this yarn--it is inexpensive and I can buy it locally. This is my first time using the stripes--admittedly, it is more appropriate for a more "solid" project like a scarf--and I think that next time I will look for one that uses completely different colors so it doesn't seen like plain-old variegated yarn. But I was pretty excited that each color was equal to one round. Good planning on my part (as if)! Before I stretched it a bit, it was all curly and looked like a pile of lettuce.
In case you are curious, I started with this pattern. But then when I got to round 6 I did not read carefully and just repeated round 5 about 18 times or so, after which I realized my mistake and just decided to wing it from there!