Saturday, September 30, 2006

Red Red she said

I will have pictures to post later, but the red purse is FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Can't wait to send it off to it's happy owner!!!

I have already started a black/brown one for Jill, then my sister wants ANOTHER purse :) brown/lt. brown. Then I'm officially caught up, no more purses to make.

I am in a purse swap, and that has been pushed way to the back. I had to order handles for that, those should be here by Monday and I can finish up and mail it to Becky.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Pinky pink

Finally, a new bright color purse, not that there's anything wrong with brown and black and green. This purse is for Maggie in IL, she is also getting the brown purse from yesterday. Hoping this is all dry by tomorrow so that my sister can take home with her (instead of mailing). This was made with Lamb's Pride Bulky Lotus Pink M38 and Victorian Pink M34.

I used the pillowcase felting method on this purse and the brown one. I think it has an effect on the shape, don't know if I like it....but it sure cuts down on all the fuzzies in the washer and I don't have to shave the purses at the end :)

Next up: red, then brown and black and brown and brown :) But first, off to the Packers/Lions game tomorrow, here's to fun in the sun, I mean rain.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Red Pink Brown Black

Here is all the yarn that was delivered to me yesterday. I am very impressed with, I placed the order Monday, and it was here, ALL THE WAY from Washington, on Thursday :)

I am so excited to get started. I did start the pink purse last night, hope to finish it up tonight, my sister is driving in from Chicago, so I'll be hanging with her, so I'll work feverishly until she arrives, maybe I can make the handles tomorrow.

Big hockey game in the morning (Go Eagles) and then the Lions vs. Packers on Sunday (no knitting then, just tailgating :)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Brown bear

Well, wouldn't you know, my LYS finally received their Lamb's Pride Bulky shipment AND my order from was delivered today. I have enough yarn in my house to keep my busy for at least a week :)

This brown purse is headed to Chicago. My sister will pick it up this weekend and deliver it to the happy owner next week. I hear that one of these purses is going to a new home in Missouri.
Can you believe it??

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Yarn galore

Well, special order yarn is in!! yee-haw. I can now start on the pink purse and the red purse.

Have a brown one all finished, just have to felt it. I made the handles in the car on Sunday. We drove to Frankenmuth to celebrate my oma's 80-something-th birthday. This picture was taken on the bridge. After that is done my sister wants a brown one, and then a brown and black for a lady at work. The orders are just rolling in. Start your Christmas shopping early :)

Monday, September 18, 2006


Well, no matter how many pictures I take, I cannot get a good one of this purse. I guess the colors are too dark, black and chocolate brown :) It looks very nice in person, very fuzzy and dark in the picture. This is Mrs. T at preschool, she is giving it to her friend. I hope they both like it. Also have another brown teddy bear purse ready to felt. Then I am caught up, I hope the yarn I ordered will be in soon. Big hockey game tonight - Go Eagles.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Laying low

Not much knitting going on this week. Busy everynight with school related activities. That and all the Lamb's Pride Bulky is gone gone gone!!! There is a rush in my area and none of the LYS have any in stock. what to do?? Found some in L.O., my mom will pick it up and deliver for me, this purse has to be done by next Thursday.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Fuzzy Caterpillar

Here is a black and brown purse. It really does look like those fuzzy caterpillars that you used to see all the time as kids, come to think of it, I haven't seen any of them lately.

The colors are: M05 onyx and M175 Bronze Patina. Going to add the closure and pretty button this morning, then off to be delivered.

This purse is for an old friend not old as in OLD, but old as in we've known her a long time :) I saw her at Target one day, and she simply had to have one, actually, I think she is the one that started this entire purse craze, thanks Deanna :)

Off to start the next purse. Oh wait, I have to work today. Maybe tonight. Oh wait, have to be at hockey rink.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

A better picture

My sister thinks the purses look better against a white background....but I think the purse looks better here.

Sack Purse

Here is the upnorth purse. I felted it once, per directions, but it was still too big, felted again and it was perfect !!! Put in dryer to fluff up, forgot about it, and it shrunk!! UUGGHHH. It is still a nice size, next time: don't get involved with blogs on the computer.

Finished the body of black/brown purse yesterday, today I'll make the handles and felt it. Then I'll show it off (get more orders) and deliver it later this week.

So glad the weather is cloudy and cold, I don't feel see bad sitting inside knitting all weekend.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


The 2 green purses have arrived in Chicago :), now on to the next 5 :)

Busy week, back to school and back to work, 2 jobs this year. I have been exhausted at the end of the day, such a chore to knit, but I manage to squeeze in about 1 hour a night.

Finished the sack purse from up north, will post pictures tomorrow, forgot to take a pre-felting picture UUUGGGHHH. But I did start on a black/brown purse, should have lots done by tomorrow. Also special ordered PINK (yea) and red, waiting on the LYS to restock the brown and black. It seems I have used up their stock. go figure.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ready to ship

Well, I finished up the long handled purse yesterday and felted both of them last night. Funny how they both came out a little bit different. no pictures, as blogger has issues

I am finally making a different felted purse. I bought all the yarn over a month ago, I have a few days, so I am making it. I needed help from my neighbor Stephanie, I can't crochet, so she made the bottom piece for me :) Thanks !!!. I 'll keep you updated on that one. Also have another order, but I can't get to the yarn store for a few days.

First day of school today!! How exciting. But not so excited about the early morning rush.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Finishing up

Well, I was able to finish purse #1 (with short handles) and I have started #2 (long handles). I'll post those pictures tomorrow. Then I think I have a few days to breath. I bought yarn up north (over a month ago) to make a totally different purse, maybe I can make that :)

I'm also thinking of trying a different yarn on these purses, Lion Wool;

Well, school starts tomorrow for the boys, and I go back to work on Wednesday to 1st job, 2nd job on Thursday and Friday. uuggghhh not looking forward to those early morning rushes.

We had fun at the MSU game, though our oldest son did not want to be there and made all of us miserable :).

Saturday, September 02, 2006

MSU and green purse

Well, back to the 6 hour purse. Started this bag yesterday at 4pm and was finished before 10; that included breaks for making and eatting dinner (I asked my husband to please clean up :)

Today we are off to the the MSU vs. Idaho (?) football game...taking the boys with us, so they can enjoy the college atmosphere...tailgates!!!! I just love going back to campus.

I will make the handles in the car on the way. It is fitting, as the purse is about the same green as Spartan green. (Is that why it is my favorite color??)

Also taking my 7 rows of pattern for the KAL dishcloth.

Update on Adriann's purse, I was able to add the magnetic hardware after felting, took a little bit of pushing, but it worked. Used my handy-dandy new glue gun to fasten a pretty button over the hardware, and FINISHED. I'll give it to her for her birthday (40th).

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Teddy Bear Purse

Finally!! Tuesday's purse is finished; 3:00pm yesterday. All washed up and it looks like a little teddy bear :) I hope Adriann likes it, she is going to be the test purse for the closure, somehow I have to get that hardware through the felted material...going to be tough. This picture was taken "pre shave", so it will be much cleaner once I present to Adriann.

Then, off to the races, I have 2 purses to make for my sister's friend, both green, one with long handles and one with short.

Also, my KAL dishcloth starts today, I have the first 7 lines to do, wonder what it will be???