Thursday, October 20, 2005


EDIT: I realized that I didn't put the links to the pictures like I said I was going to...

Oh my gosh, the sale did AWESOME! We sold $290 in items, making $94 for Breast Cancer Research! I'm so excited! :-D I myself sold the most things; I made $93 after you take out the money for the fundraiser! :-D I feel kind of bad for the person who didn't sell anything (even tho she only entered 4 things). I'm not gonna tell the people in the club how much I made myself, cuz I majorly blew away everyone else in the sale, lol... I'm not sure quite how...? Oh well, it makes me happy! :-D Some of the things I thought would sell didn't, and some of the things I DIDN'T think would sell did. LOL...

So, the things I sold (click on links to see photos of the things):

(sorry the photo isn't too great; I had to snap a photo of it kind of quickly, lol...)
I got the pattern for this here; there is a bumble bee purse, too! They're called "Handbugs", lol. I didn't use the fuzzy yarn, and I had to make up my own dots because of it, but I think it turned out really cute :)

I started an afghan today. I know, do I really need another project right now? I've decided that I should make one, tho, and who knows how long it will take me, but I'll just work on it inbetween other projects. It's going to be a Granny Ripple afghan :)

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Website Update and Photos

I updated Jen's Stuffed Toy Archive today, and added a MAILING LIST for anyone who wants to be e-mailed when I add new links to the site.

I finally took some photos of things that I've been making lately, as well as some earlier things that I just never took photos of. The first is a photo of the two doily-coasters that I have made for my mother so far. The pattern can be found here.

This is a purse that I designed; I wrote down the pattern and will eventually post it. Too bad my camera kind of washed it out, lol... Hopefully I'll get a better photo for when I post the pattern.

This is a "baby" hat I made that didn't turn out quite how I thought it would. The pattern was a bit confusing, and for some reason it ended up really big even tho I checked my gauge, and the brim is completely wrong. The pattern is here if anyone wants to try to figure it out and see a pic of what it is SUPPOSED to look like. I didn't even bother to do the white part, since by then it was too messed up...

This ponytail hat didn't turn out quite how I wanted it to, either. It's pattern is here.

I wish this photo wasn't so dark. There is a better picture at the pattern site, here. Mine is dark blue, I swear!

This is a stuffed dolphin that I made this summer and never took photos of; I just kept forgetting! His pattern came from here.

This is an in-progress photo of the dog pillow I am making. I still have to finish putting his "fur" on him. Sorry the photo is so bad; my camera doesn't like to take pictures of dark things... This is a modification of this pattern.

Phew, that was a lot of photos!

I haven't worked on my swap bag since the last post; I've been working on making more things for the sale. It's this Wednesday and Thursday, and I really hope it goes well!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Almost done!

I'm really close to being done with my bag! I just have to weave in some ends and make the strap! :-D

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Granny Squares

There is a thread on Crochetville about what to do with Granny squares (here), and I thought that I would talk about the Woman's Day "Granny Squares" special issue (1974) that I had picked up at that flea market. I really want to make this sweater that is in it:

Hopefully I'll find time to make it soon!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Pattern Site Update, Etc.

I updated Jen's Stuffed Toy Archive today! Check out the cute new patterns I found!

I ran out of one of my colors for the purse today, so I have to buy more before I can continue. I really should be spending more time making things for the sale tho. I need to figure out some other stuff to make, tho, and at the moment I can't figure anything new out. We shall see. I don't think we're going to have a lot of stuff to sell; most of our club members are new and can't crochet fast enough to make things to sell. I suggested wash cloths as something easy and quick. We shall see how it goes! I want to organize another sale at the beginning of December, too.

Oh, I've also been dubbed the club secretary as of this Wednesday. The girl who was supposed to be secretary hasn't shown up to any of the meetings this semester, and Emily (the president) doesn't know her last name, so she can't contact her. She decided that since I put so much work into the club (more than the vice president, actually) that I should be an officer. So now I'm in charge of the mailing list, and I'm pretty much in charge of the sales cuz Emily doesn't really have time. Dunno what else I'll be doing, lol. I guess we'll see!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Quick Update

Ive been working on the swap purse :) It's coming along nicely. I decided to create my own rather than use a pattern :) I'm trying to make something that she will especially like, going from her interests listed on her blog :) No more info, tho, cuz she could read this ;)

Oh, I don't know if I mentioned this, but I've been seeing a Physical Therapist for my shoulder, and it's been getting better. Hopefully it will be completely better soon!