Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Booga Bag Update

A day or two ago, I finished the booga bag... well not completely, I just have the i-cord handles to make.

Here are some pictures:
My Bold Booga Bag
Inside of my Bold Booga Bag
(The above picture is the inside of the bag)
Bold Booga Bag

Let me know what you think! More pictures once I have the i-cord finished... plus pictures once the bag is felted!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Bold Booga Bag

I have been wanting to learn how to knit for a while. Now that I met Em it seems like more of a possibility. We are working together to create a Booga Bag. Em let me pick out some colors from her stash and I picked a rose colored Lion Brand Wool along with a yellow colored Cascade 220. To create the booga bag I started with the rose colored Lion Brand Wool to make the bottom. I then decided to switch to some of my leftover Caribbean Sea colored Cascade 220, which I used for Katie's scarf. Now I'm using the yellow colored Cascade 220, which is kind of more gold. I really love the colors because they are just so bright and make me really happy :). The pattern calls for 64 rows tall and so far I have about 22 rows, so I am not quite half way. I have about 26 more rows of gold, then I'm going to switch to the Caribbean Sea for 4 rows, then finish with the rose color for 4 rows.

Here is a picture of what it looked like about 10 rows ago:
The Bold Booga Bag
Bold Booga Bag

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pot Holders and Purses

So I realized that I never posted pictures of the pot holders I made for my mom. My mom asked me to make her some new pot holders. In order to do this, I took scraps of yarn around the house to make some pretty pot holders. Behold the crazy pot holders!

Bunches of Pot Holders
Blueberry Pot Holder
Watermelon Pot Holder
And Finally a Ravenclaw Pot Holder

Pot Holder of Ravenclaw Colors

Tomorrow, I'm getting together with Em again. She is going to teach me how to knit and then felt a purse! I'm really excited about that. I'll tell you some more details tomorrow after my get together!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Picture Problems :(

So last night I decided to upload pictures, the problem was that whenever I tried to upload pictures it would give me some sort of error. I realized later that it was because my iPhoto library was very full. I realized that there was a trash in my iPhoto library that wasn't cleared and was holding almost 700 pictures! Deleted some pictures and now I have pictures uploaded. Then it took a long time to upload the pictures to flickr and by the time I did all of this is was about 12:30 am. So I decided to go to bed without an update. So, I'm updating today.

First I added a picture of Mr. Whiskers (the cat I made for a friend for Christmas):

Then I have pictures of the baby bibs for Taylor Ann:

Finally I have pictures of the "fancy" scarf:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Loops and Links Knitting/Crochet Circle

Haven't updated for a while. Still need to get my butt into gear and upload some pictures :P... A couple of days ago I worked on several new pot holders. My mom wanted to get rid of some of her old ones because they were getting really ratty and gross. So I made about four new pot holders. All of them are just made in some really random colors I chose. Mostly colors I don't use that much, which was nice because really I need to use some of my old yarn. I just keep accumulating it :P My mom is probably annoyed with all the stacks of yarn I have everywhere. She can't wait for me to go back to school and have all this yarn out of the house.

Other than the pot holders, I started a scarf for a friend. I started that at the Knitting/Crochet Circle at Loops and Links tonight. It was the first time I went and I really enjoyed myself. Em helped me check out once I picked out the two colors I wanted to use for the scarf. I picked a purple and then a variegated yarn that is kind of blue and purple and magenta. I'm making a really pretty wave scarf that can be found here. I'm not exactly sure if she will like it... I know she said any colors and any design... I'm just hoping it isn't too girly. The worst that can happen though is she doesn't like it and then I told her if she doesn't like it I'll just take it and make her something else... I mean I l LOVE the colors... and I think they would go well with her lime green jacket. We'll see... Benjamin thinks it is very fancy looking :P

Well pictures soon... Hopefully Taylor Ann (my new niece) loves the baby bibs I made her... which I'm sure she will since she is only hours old and doesn't know the difference ;) *heart*heart*heart* I love babies... and I love my new niece even though I haven't seen her *heart*heart*heart*

Friday, January 9, 2009

Meeting New Crocheters/Knitters :)

Yesterday I traveled to a little town called Mazomanie. I was meeting a friend who transfered out of my college a year ago. It was so nice to see her again. I also finished a little black cat yesterday morning as a gift to the person I was riding with. It was actually a late Christmas gift. I took a quick picture of it before I left... but it isn't the best quality and I haven't uploaded it yet. I'll try to upload it tonight, since I'm busy doing nothing in a house of emptiness ;)

Today I met someone that I met on Ravelry. We met up at a local yarn shop that I had never been to before. It was so nice and the girl I met was really nice too. When I first got there a woman came up to me and asked "Are you Broadway4me?" it felt so cool to say "yes!" Then I met this Em, who is going to be attending the same college as me this spring. We are close the same age and know a lot of the same people. It so awesome! I have never met someone from online before today... but it makes me so excited! I love meeting new people :) and even more it is exciting knowing that there is an excellent yarn shop right in my 'backyard!!!'

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Baby Bib Update

It is about 2:30 pm here and I finished the four baby bibs I was making. That means today I'm either going to finish the black cat I'm making for a friend. Or I will work on making some cute roly-poly animals. I'll edit this post later in the day to upload some pictures for you to see...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Monster Munchy Bibs

So as I said, I have been working on the baby bibs. I was supposed to go to Madison today, but we cancelled because it was way too icy. Instead I sat at home. My goal is to finish the four bibs and the little toys before we go down to Illinois. Unfortunately, that could be as early as this weekend. So we will see what happens. So far I have 2 bibs finished other than the little detailing. My plan is to have a third one finished before I go to bed. Which shouldn't be too hard seeing as how I normally don't get to bed til 2 in the morning :P

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Baby Bibs

I currently have been working on some more baby bibs for my new niece or nephew. The pattern is from NeedleNoodles's Etsy shop and they are these really cute Monster bibs. I decided on the monster bibs because if you see them, they are super cute and definitely would work for a boy or a girl. I am not fully finished with the first of four bibs. I'll upload pictures of my process as I go.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Beautiful Bridget's Etsy Shop

Sorry for the bad quality, I just took these pictures on my photo booth on my mac. These are pictures of a scarf I got from a pretty good Etsy shop. The scarf is the Porch Swing Scarf in Purple. The Etsy Shop is called Beautiful Bridget and you can find the shop here. You should check it out sometime if you are looking for nice warm scarves.

One of the things I have been looking at is this:

I just think the colors are gorgeous and it definitely does look like Cotton Candy... however, I just do not have the money to spend on it yet, maybe in a few months... we'll see :)

Hope you enjoyed this little post of mine!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about all of you, but I had a fun time kicking of 2009. I also realized that last year I posted 23 times... this just happens to be my favorite number so it must be good luck right ;)... Well I finished with my Christmas Crafts Picture Posting series. However, I do have more pictures to show you!!! Yesterday I finished a flowered scarf. The pattern for the scarf can be found in the book The Happy Hooker: Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet. I had made a scarf like this before for my sister-in-law but I decided to create a new one, just for fun. I also started on making some baby bibs because I have been really really bored just sitting at home :P

Without further ague, I present the flowered scarf (the model is myself :P):
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Enjoy the pictures!

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