Wednesday, February 27, 2008

She loves it!!!

I managed to add Nayomi's "fluffies" back to her bag; and when I showed it to her this morning, she LOVED it!!! She is so proud of her "Dora bag" that she wants to sleep with it...LOL!!! As promised, here are the pix:

My next project will be something baby!!! My co-worker finds out Friday if she's having a boy or a girl (my vote, boy) and as soon as she picks colors, I'm getting started.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fun Fur Don't Felt!

I did it!! I felted Nayomi's bag!! She'll be so excited to see it in the morning...... I hope.

The fun fur didn't make it through the felting process, even though I double-stranded it. It was lying like a pool of mush in the bottom of my washer. I cut off the strands that were hanging on. I'll sew a running stitch around it and use that to add the "fuzzy" back to it. The bag is still drying, but here's a pic:

I'll update after I try my damage control.

Nayomi's bag almost done!!! I have knit it; now I have to felt it (and the hat..I didn't forget!). My daughter ADORES Dora the Explorer and her favorite colors are pink and purple. I was supposed to be making this bag for her birthday, but I'm a little late. Here's a pic:

I plan to felt it Tuesday or Wednesday. I'll post pix of it and the hat then.

In case anyone is interested, I just sorta made up the design. I cast on 40 stitches with a size 13 circular needle. I knit about 25 rows of stockinette stitch. I picked up stitches all around with the knit side facing up (inside of bag). Then I knit in the round until the bag was double the size of her V-Tech game. I hope the purple and pink felt well together. Thanks for dropping in!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

A tribute to Nayo

I know that I haven't written anything in a minute, but my life has been in a tailspin. My mother-in-law passed away January 20th after a long battle with cancer. Needless to say my whole family is heart-broken. Even though she'd been sick a long time, it was still a blow. And I don't think we've found our new "normal" yet.

I have picked up my needles again, though. I planned to make my daughter a felted bag to keep her V-smile in. It was supposed to be finished in time for her birthday (Feb. 9th), but I just couldn't get it together enough to do it. I have started on it, and hopefully I'll finish it in about a week. I'll post some pix of the WIP too.

Thanks for bearing with me. I'm still blogging [thanks, Stacey :)]!!!