Thursday, August 23, 2007

i am powerless against the call...

...of borders. i went in last night and bought 3 (!) new books. i got the encylopedia of crochet (YAY!) and yarn harlot by stephanie pearl-mcphee () and another i cant remember the name of.
i recieved a questionaire email from my UKSP this morning. she seems to have a good sense of humor. i tried to answer everything as well as i could. its hard for me to say " i want THIS" especially after lily was born. i like to be surprised though.
tonight i get to go buy the rest of the homespun i need to finish the throw for our invisible couch. YAY!!!!!!!!!! that project has been sitting around FOREVER. and i need about 6 skeins ( i think) so, its a chunk of change. since i am using tudor i am not that worried about dye lots. plus its for us and i LIKE color! darnit. Bigdaddy got new shoes last night as well. i bought 4 crochet books total and 16 skeins of yarn ( for xmas gifts) and his one pair of shoes cost more than everything i bought!!!!!!! crazy.....isnt it? darn airmaxes anywho.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

crochet books i have

i decided to make a list of all the books i have.
it took far too long!
i did it though, and someday i'll even get it typed up and on my pc.
ok i promised to post the pattern for the wine bag. i really dont care too awful much if you make it and sell it, but dont sell the pattern that i give for free. thats just WRONG on so many levels.

cotton yarn ( i use sugar n cream)
H hook
a stitch marker might be handy
i use a magic ring start. if you choose not to, ch 4 join to make a loop. (worked in rounds)

10 sc in ring
2 sc in each sc, 20 sc
1 sc in next sc; 2 sc in next sc, work around
1 sc in next 2sc; 2 sc in next sc, work around
1 sc in next 3 sc; 2 sc in next sc, work around
that made your base. obviously if you have a ridiculously large bottle of wine/juice/soda whatever....make it bigger....
for the body: you will use a 3 ch mesh stitch. that simply means:
row 1: ch 3, skip next 3 sc, 1 sc in 4th sc, ch 3 sc in 4th sc work around
row 2: ch 3, sc in loop. (created in previous row ch3 spaces)
continue row 2 until bag fits your bottle.
3 sc in each ch space; work around
ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc in each sc around
ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1) skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1 skip next dc; work around.
finish off, weave in ends

chain 60 weave thru holes in last row. that is your tie.
its easy peasy.
any questions?

Monday, August 13, 2007

I do so FINISH stuff!

and i have pics to prove it! the wine bag is a pattern i made up (all by myself) i'll post it eventually.
i WAS making the hand bag for someone, but i was making it with one eye, and screwed up and didnt want to take it apart. so its mine now. (insert evil laugh)