Saturday, January 24, 2009

The one about FOs and Stash!

I finally managed to get some handles for my Ms.Big Bottom Bag. And, so I have a FO! It was an easy and exciting experience crocheting the bag! I am in love with it! I combed through most of General Bazaar today to find ready-made handles for the bag. Could only manage plastic and metal ones! The metal ones look very flimsy.So, I used the plastic ones for the bag! Here are the pics and stats:

Pattern: Fat Bottom Bag from the book Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.
Yarn: Oswal Acrylic in worsted weight
Hook: 5mm

Its my first time sewing and lining. And, I am happy with the outcome!

I will definitely make more bags outta this pattern! so, all my gal pals can watch out for this bag! (Don't gang up on me,ppl!)

As usual, my trip to General Bazaar never does any good to me ever increasing stash! Found some lovely yarn..perfect for making socks! picked 4 balls each in 4 colors! I cudn't resist! Did I tell you that my Credit Card company loves me whenever I go yarn shopping?? So,a few hundred bucks later, I came back home with this:

I call this colorway as "Bubblegum"!

This one is "Blueberry twirl"!

This one is called the "Sunshine"!

And, the last one called "More Orangeee"!

So, I am off to make some lovely socks!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Distractions in my knitter-ly life!

I learnt to crochet in the meanwhile and I am quite taken with it! The best thing about crochet is it is faster than knitting, which is good for my short attention span! So, I am gonna parade my Crochet FOs and WIPs here today! Swapna shared a few Crochet instruction booklets and motivated me to start me on crochet.My first Crochet project was a Granny Square from one of the booklets she gave me! IT came out well and my husband was quite impressed with it! Here is a pic of it..

Then, I went on to start a baby blanket for my friend's son Aditya! Its still in progress and I was distracted by other projects in between! Here is a pic of the blanket in progress:

Project details:
Pattern: Block and offset shells pattern from Harmony Guides
Yarn: Oswal Acrylic yarn in worsted weight
Hook: 4mm
Notes: The blanket has progressed far more than wat is seen in de pic! I am using 3 colors for this blanket;baby green, light yellow and baby pink!

Then I started a Fat Bottom Bag. I have completed the bag body, lined the insides and attached the handle flaps. I need to buy ready-made handles to be fixed to finish the bag! Here are a few pics of Ms. Big Bottom!

It was my first ever attempt and sewing and lining! I was lucky to get pretty decent lining material in my locality! Here is a pic of the insides of the bag:

I wish to go back to my knitting WIPs soon! I am participating in a swap organized in our South Asian Crafters Group in Ravelry! It will be my first ever swap! I am excited bout it! Wish me luck!
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