Posts Tagged ‘KISS’

Some pictures

I have a new! improved! pic of the KISS purse:

So purty. I also made a Moebius Basket from this book:


Eh, it turned out OK. It took me two days to make, and I used some stash yarn (which was a booga bag that I never felted and ended up frogging), but it didn’t felt enough. So Noro Kureyon + size 11 needles = too big of stitches.

I took the state test for my CNA certificate today, and it was so freaking easy. I was the first person done and it took me all of 30 minutes. The worst part was somehow I pulled a muscle in my back this morning, between my shoulder blades, that makes moving my right arm torture…and I’m right-handed. I had a 90 minute massage scheduled this afternoon and I ended up rescheduling her for next week because just the thought of working makes that muscle throb. Boo. I needed the money. But when the body is hurting, I don’t push it. It usually only makes things worse!



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A bit of both

I finished the KISS Purse a few days ago, and even felted it, which is amazing for me.


I really like how it turned out EXCEPT I think the top is a bit ripple-y. That’s my own fault though, I didn’t put the cord in. Bah. Now all I have to do is make the holes for the strap and add some snap closures.

I started on my quilt:

quilt strips

Aren’t these backing fabrics cute?! The one with the cat faces is also going to be the center block on the log cabin squares:

backing fabrics

Other than that, I have just been spending WAY too much time on Ravelry.

Hubby is so excited the Steelers won yesterday and are going to the playoffs.I wish I could post a video of him when he watched football, but he would kill me! I think it’s hilarious how he yells at the players when they screw up, and tell them ‘good job’ when they do well, like they can hear him.


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Back to work

Wow, I never thought I’d say it, but I’m glad to finally be “back to work”. The past two weeks have been so slow because of the holidays, but this week looks to be a good one….lots of appointments. School starts next week (yay), and I’m only taking two little 3-credit-hour-classes. I’m still trying to decide if I should get a CNA job, or just let that coast for a while. There’s no real rush. Eh, I’ll wait and see. Don’t need anything else cutting into my crafting time 🙂

I am almost done with my KISS Purse. I just have to make the second bottom piece and the i-cord (and felt the whole shebang)!

About a week ago, I was at Joann Fabrics, and a bunch of fabric followed me home. Yep. Enough for a whole quilt, actually. I was going to start cutting it this weekend, but ended up nursing a cold instead. Blah. I can’t believe I was sick AGAIN–I just had a cold in October(?)-ish.


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Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. As you can see, my Grandma loves her sweater:

And it fits her perfectly!

Progress on the KISS purse:

Here is my new! improved! Bountiful Bohus:

I am so much happier with it. The neckline is perfect. After wearing it to my Grandma’s on Sunday, the only bad thing I have to say is it’s a bit big on me. If I do make another I’ll have to make it one size smaller. Better too big than too small though! When I redid the neck I had to redo the button bands. I changed those to two-stitch buttonholes (from three-stitch), which work better with the buttons.
My aunt couldn’t believe I made my sweater (or Grandma’s for that matter)…I think she’s going to drop hints next year for a handmade sweater 🙂

I had to show off some of my Christmas cookies. The ones on the left are Raspberry Poinsettias, and the ones on the right are Pecan Shortbread Trees:

The powdered sugar ones on the right edge are Chai-Almond cookies, which were OK. I overbaked them a bit so they were crunchy instead of crumbly. The cutout cookies I made didn’t last long at all once B set his sights on them. It’s amazing how fast he eats up those cookies.
I also made truffles to bring to my Grandma’s, she stole all of those. I got one, and almost lost a finger in the process.


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Sweater Pics

Here is Grandma’s Cardigan. I really like how it turned out, the color is lovely (Knit Picks Swish Worsted, Delft Heather), I just hope it fits OK! I need to stop buying buttons like these, though. I don’t like how they droop when they’re not buttoned up. Regular, 4-hole buttons from now on!



And of course I started a new project. This is the KISS Purse from Sally Melville’s The Knitting Experience Book 3:

I’m using black Cascade 220 and a multicolor Noro Kureyon.

I can’t believe Christmas is next week already! I have a ton of cookies to bake on Friday and Saturday for my Grandma’s party on Sunday.


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