Friday, July 23, 2010

Bluetooth Purse - Free Knit Pattern

Bluetooth Purse

Bluetooth Purse

worsted weight yarn
size 5 needles
extra cable needle or dpn to hold live stitches
yarn needle

CO 20

Rows 1-25 (add more rows if you wish): (k1, sl as if to purl while holding yarn to front) to end of row.

Slip the odd sts onto the right needle and slip the even stitches onto spare needle/cable needle. Bind off all stitches and weave in end.

Either knit 2 i-cords or crochet 2 chains in desired length for straps. (I used an F hook.)

Thread ends of straps through top edge of purse as shown and tie a knot at the end of the strap to secure. Thread a length of yarn around the top edge of the purse as a tie closure if desired.

Embelish any way you like!

Bluetooth Purse
I threaded my straps through a loop on my purse before tying the strap knots.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Yay For Babies!... Again!

Now Playing:
Dirty Jobs
on Discovery Channel

Our friends Bruce and Marrissa are having a baby this month. Ryn and I went to her baby shower today and I made this...

Ice Cream Sundae Bath Gift Set
Here's the ice cream sundae bath set I was telling you about.

Ice Cream Sundae Bath Gift Set
It has a bath puff and washcloth.

Baby Bath Mitt
I also made this bath mitt.

And... this morning I woke up and thought, "I wanna make something to put it all in!!!" So, I busted my butt all morning cutting fabric and crocheting this...

Fabric Gift Bag
A lovely handmade gift bag.

Everything was a hit. When my giftbag was handed to Marissa, I heard, "Did someone make that?!" Marissa beamed, "Yes, Amber did." It made her feel special that I made her all this stuff by hand. =)

Marissa's Baby Shower 7/10/10
Here she is opening my gift.

Marissa's Baby Shower 7/10/10
And here are the balloons that kept bopping me on the head from behind and trying to sneak into my pictures.

When we first got there and Marissa greeted me she said, "How are you feeling? You look great!" Ah, that always makes a pregnant lady feel good, no matter how far along she is. I only wish I had repayed her the favor. *blush*

Well, it's a short post this week. Crafting, baby showering, folding towels and blogging have filled every minute of my day so far... and I now need to (quickly) crochet a something for our friend Jimmy to put on his hat at his birthday party tonight. It's a yearly tradition that his birthday guests all bring something for him to put on his head. Then I want to paint my nails with a french manicure before we have to go if I have time.

Until next time!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

For Reader Paula

One of my readers, Paula, asked where I got the pattern for the ice cream sundae bath set. It's written by Priscilla Hewitt. And if you don't know who that is, you probably don't call yourself a crocheter, lol.

Here's the link, Paula! It's the third from the bottom labeled "Gifts & Miscellaneous Patterns $7.00".

(But, I'm kind of cheating and just making the puff and washcloth from this free bath set pattern and can find some kind of little ball pattern for the cherry on Ravelry, I'm sure... cuz I'm po'.)

Thanks for reading Paula!

Monday, July 5, 2010

I Like Making Things

Now Playing:
Eddie Izzard
Dress to Kill

Happy (late) 4th of July, kids!

So, yeah, I'm making a few thing right now...

Ice Cream Sundae Bath Gift Set
I'm crocheting lovely ice cream sundae bath gift set. This is the (in progress) bath puff that will sit at the top of the sundae glass as whip cream. I will do a washcloth in brown to tuck into the glass that will be the chocolate ice cream. Then I will crochet a little ball to go on top as a cherry.

Ice Cream Sundae Bath Gift Set

Crochet Ripple
Here is the ripple blanket that I'm doing for my sister's baby. This is the one that I mentioned before, started over in crochet and random stripes.

12 Weeks Pregnant
Oh yes, and the baby I'm making is coming along nicely. Don't get too excited. I'm barely getting a baby bump, most of what you're seeing here is my belly fat. *blush* I'm starting to feel some stretching in my pelvic area and have a small, rigid baby bump below my belly fat, lol. It's exciting!

Stu and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary last Sunday. We just stayed home and watched Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and some Deep Space 9 episodes because we're really low on money right now. I made us a big breakfast and Stu made us a very delicious pork chop dinner.

How's Ryn? Ryn? Who is that?

She's been home one day in the last week and a half, lol. She's been staying with an old friend of ours in the city we used to live since she's close to her and her kids. Since it's summer time, she deverves to get out of the house. Plus, I would never insist Ryn be gone, but since she is, I'm really enjoying some time alone with Stu... and the baby, lol.

On a sad note, I lost the stone in my wedding ring in the shower today. =( It's a flat band with a bezel set (glued, no actual setting to hold it in, geez!) Diamonique heart-shaped stone. I guess that's what we get for skimping on wedding rings, lol. But, I didn't care if my ring was inexpensive, I just love that ring... because it was the ring my husband put on my finger when he married me. So, I'll be wearing my engagement ring until we can afford to fix/replace the other one. But, I looked and QVC doesn't have the same ring anymore. Boo!

Well, that's all I have this week... I think, lol.

Until next time!