I did have a good time today when I came home from getting the usual home supplies. I try to stop at the local dollar store and get something for molly. I got a stuffed walrus toy with squeeker inside. She is so used to getting goodies that she ran around barking, got in the bag, found the toy and ran for our room. Soon tossing it high in the air, biting its squeeker and barking like mad. I think truly Molly has been the blessing of my life for the year 2006.
I wish all of you a real good New Year and Happy 2007 !!
Love your friends and family and
Tell them SO!!
Show your love while you have the time to do it,
don't wait until it is too late and then spend a lifetime
I thought you could shrink down aproject to make it the size you wanted? obviously not. drat. so now will start working on a new purse project. The bag is going to be a biggy after all. I know it was for a knitting bag but it is so pretty that i just wanted to felt it down and make a every day purse out of it. Now I have to start all over again. Any good purse suggestions?? Maybe I will try to work one out myself.
I had a super knitting weekend. Completed the entire My Constant Companion Bag except for the handle cord and have to make it out of something smoother? Working on the outside front pocket in a green tweed now. Used a picot fold over hem top edge for a little heavier edging. Now to felt this little goodie!
I finished 18 total pairs of shoes. Whew. Now to make a pair for me! What did I learn? DO NOT and I repeat this DO NOT mix yarns. Mystery wool does not felt at the same rate as Patons Wool. Results? Tops went quicker than bottoms and it was a constant stretching battle. Still not sure they will be ok. Might have to make that pair over again.
I finished the medium blue, pair 16 and the paprika, pair 17. Now only 1 more pair and mom's dozen pairs will be finished. Working on a felted purse bag called My Constant Companion too. Will make one for me and one for 'S'.
I think if my count is right I need to knit 3 more pairs for my mother and then make me a pair too. This is the most fun I have had in a while. The pattern is so well written and easy to follow. I bought some real cute silver puppy buttons also and want to make another pair of the ballerina slippers.
I showed them to my mother. She said she would take a few pairs for gifts this year. A few pairs. TWELVE pairs. I have 12 pairs done, but some are already given out so I have 5 1/2 pairs done so far out of her 12. whew.
Now I need help. I bought Tulip Puffy Paint. HOW?? do you apply it to the soles of the slippers so they won't slip anymore? If anyone can help me with that I would sure appreciate it. Solid? Dots? Stripes?
I bought a 4 oz of white, and a 4 oz of black. Now I just need help learning to apply it.
Clog count is up 3 more pairs to 12 total finished so far. #10 pink tops orange/rust bottoms #11 three shades of green #12 Patons Wool in pinks/reds top, gray bottoms next is #13 in Patons Fall colors top, gray bottoms then i have mixed blues, pink, purple, teal blue for tops and all with gray bottoms planned.