Saturday, January 31, 2009

My plarn bag is finished!

It took quite a while and a lot of effort but I finally finished my plarn grocery bag. I used well over 100 bags to make this.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Finished Felted Granny Slippers

I finished the granny slippers today. I was nervous about felting them but it worked fine in my front loader. I think they might be a tiny bit big but they fit perfectly with socks on so it's probably better that way. I made these slippers using Sensations Natural Collection Felt-able PaCaBoo yarn that I got on sale for $1.99 a skein at Joann's. I got one of each skein. I used up almost every bit of the white and have quite a lot of the two brown shades left. I'll probably make some kind of little bag or something with it.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Felted Granny Slippers

I finished crocheting and sewing together my felted granny slippers. I still have to felt them and I am a bit nervous having never done it before and also because I have a front loading washer. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow. The one on the left is the squares sewed together flat and the one on the right is all put together.

My tube scarf pictures

A picture of my daughter Erin modeling my finished tube scarf.

Monday, January 26, 2009

First Knitting Project!

I learned to knit this week and finished my first project. It is so much fun to knit and isn't nearly as difficult as I thought. I do have some trouble keeping track of what I am doing but I hope to get that figured out. My sister says she has to write it down so maybe I'll have to do that too. I'll post pictures tomorrow. I am currently working on a pair of felted crocheted slippers. The pattern is available on Ravelry.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tunisian Towel

I made this towel using the Tunisian simple stitch. I didn't have a pattern but made it up as I went along. It doesn't hang perfectly, but it's not bad. It has a button on the backside. I originally intended for it to hang with the other side showing but it curls this way and really either side looks OK. The Tunisian crochet makes a nice thick fabric. It's fun to do too! A long time ago I tried learning to do this but I am not very good at looking at diagrams to figure things helps so much with that!!

Dish Sponges

I started crocheting some dish sponges after seeing this pattern. I made one but it was really too small for my liking. Then I saw this pattern for a dishcloth in Tunisian crochet and came up with these. I really like them and plan to make more. It's a nice project that I can keep in my pocketbook and work on when I have to wait somewhere. The ones pictured are a couple of different ones, the one on the left is doubled using Tunisian simple stitch and the other is made using the Tunisian knit stitch.

Slippers for Emma

My next project was a pair of slippers. I intended to make myself a pair of slippers but when I got started they were much smaller than I originally thought they would be. I am not sure why, although I do crochet tightly I don't think the gauge should have been that far off. Here is a picture of Emma wearing her new slippers.

Crocheted Hook Caddy

I made this hook caddy after finishing the stocking because I saw the pattern online and liked it.

Christmas stockings

Before I started making plarn, I got into crocheting again because I needed to make a Christmas stocking for my youngest daughter to match the stockings I had made for the other children. I had started it before she was born (November 2007) but never got around to finishing it. So, just after Christmas I got it out and decided that I better get it finished before we put the Christmas decorations away. I did finish it as you can see from the picture.

Learning to Make Plarn

Several weeks ago I became aware of something called plarn. ( I actually found video on youtube that was easier to understand.) It is "yarn" made from plastic bags. My original plarn project was this little pocketbook. Since taking this picture I added a button to it and a little fun fur as an edging. My 3 year old daughter loves it. Plarn making is pain staking and tedious. I have hundreds of bags and I doubt that I will ever use them all because it takes so much time to make plarn. I do have several other plarn projects on my to do list though.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

The Fruit of Her Hands

My new attempt at blogging to record my projects and anything else I feel like adding!
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