Posts Tagged ‘purse’

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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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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