Wednesday, August 30
it will help me keep track of what i eat & whe i exercise
hhmm .. considering something like this
Friday, June 09, 2006 - "Felted Knitting Bag"
OTOH, on http://ohhhbagme.blogspot.com/
we are gonna do a CHARTED COLOR knit bag
I LOVE INTARSIA
so, i will have to consider an appropriate pattern to make
yeah ... like that will be a problem
the time factor is the issue
my hair is growing
yeah, i KNOW i gotta adjust the roots before i go to work on Sat
i bought hair combs so that it would stay OUT of my facel
last nite, i took them out & have NO clue where i put them
anyways, while i was @ the store buying food,
HOW could i forget i HATE cooked spinach
i LOVE raw spinach
anyways ... i ate a bite
THEN, i remembered i HATE cooked spinach
altho, i LOVE spinach lasagna & it's cooked
so, i bought
chicken breasts - with chicken broth NOT salt water
brown & white Batsami rice
found the white @ the first store, brown @ the 2nd
eggs & fat-free mayo for tuna salad
crackers & Brownberry Health Nut bread to eat it on
STOP LIGHT peppers ( Red, Yellow & Green)
Limes (4/$1)&Lemons ($0.20 ea)&maple syrup
so, i won't be drinkin' pop
forgot sweet potatoes & yogurt
i can get them tomoro OR fri
IF i could get off the computer,
i could exercise OR knit
gotta unpack, do laundry, RE-pack
cook food for NOW & to take with
weighed in @ 180
the walking with the FA & Cpt worked
Tuesday, August 29
Sunday, August 27
Saturday, August 26
When we were in Salt lake city for 1 1/2 hours yesterday, I bought a pair of glasses similar to the pair I left in Raleigh
I LOVE my new glasses
When we got to Nashville, the FO went to see a movie & the Cpt & I went to Opry Mall
I bought postcards for the Munchkins
Got back to the hotel & finished the bag
Start the mitered bag
Will take notes in case I want to make another
Back to knitting
SHOULD have used the treadmill ...
Friday, August 25
Thursday, August 24
so, i am knitting along & i am almost done with the strap
all i have left is the flap & bumper
i realize, i MITE run out of yarn
since i forgot to get a magnetic snap, it's a good time to go get more yarn
ITMT, i googled for airplane cookie cutters
came up with these 2 that will work
already bought the copper one
the tin one, is on E-bay
i hafta wait a few days to see IF i got it
so, now i gotta find roving OR yarn to make the planes out of ..
Wednesday, August 23
i have 2 skeins of Patons Classic Wool in Worn Denim &
i have 2 skeins of Patons Classic Wool in Denim Marl
i used #13 needles & an old purse pattern
knit for 3 hours
when i am done knitting
i will felt it & then Needle Felt airplanes on it
while i am knitting it,
i realize THIS yarn will be PERFECT for stocking
i can cast on 88 -90 stitches t0 accomodate the names
& when it felts it will shrink sufficiantly
that the stocking will NOT be a ridiculous size
Tuesday, August 22
the FO was hookin up with friends
the other FA, Yolanda asked me where WE were going,
i told her anywhere ... so ..
i had SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun ...
got home by 1:30 mon afternoon & took a nap till 8
the phone rang a few times, but i went back to sleep ..
did laundry - most is re-packed for Fri ..
ran the dishwasher .. SHOULD put them away
Friday, August 18
Thursday, August 17
i gotta felt it
it's Fiber Trends Flowers On The Go bag by Bev Galeskas
so the quandry, how do i embellish it
i could NeedleFelt - but what would i needlefelt ?
ORIGINALLY, i was gonna make the flowers that circle the top of the Noni ..
i have Yellow, Hot Pink & a Grass Green Malibrigio
wanted to get ORANGE as well
OTOH, i could make the Daffodils & Tulips (maybe Iris - i would have to BUY Purple / white Malibrigio ) from
Pick Up Sticks .. they NOW have Tiger Lilies .. ( would have to BUY yarn IF i can find the pattern .. RATZ!!!! i HATE that ... RAKAS!!! )
HHMMMM ... i could knit & felt the flowers, then i would have to knit & felt a Flower Vase ... i COULD needlefelt something on the vase ....
SO ..... now i am REALLY confused ... WHAT do i DO to this bag
better consult the ladies @ Bagaholics
Sunday, August 13
Thursday, August 10
it was raining when we got here
went to eat & then, back to the room to knit
where i discovered ....
the purse front & back are NOT the same size ..
hhmmmmm ... WHAT to do
work on the other purse i brought OR assemble DRACO ..
will decide when i go back to my room ...
Tuesday, August 8
Sunday, August 6
i need something to knit that doesn't tax the brain
Saturday, August 5
all the same company
same item number
the one on the left is from wally-world
different color AND size of dots
the 2 on the right are both from the same JoAnne's
figure i need 7 spools .. so whatEVER i can find enuff of,
will be the ribbon i use
note to anyone thinkin' of makin' one of these
3/8" ribbon would work FINE!!!
who KNOWS ... i mite be inclined to make another IF/ when i get this one done
i like Lion Brand Incredible Ribbon yarn
bought some Carnival
Friday, August 4
i got 3 from wally-world
used 1 ..
it's small dots
i got 5 @ JoAnne's
3 are one dye lot
2 are another
so, i hafta go to a JoAnne's get more ...
NEED them all to be the same for the front
SO, i can get 2 off the 1 & 1 of the other ...
the back & front of the purse will vary a little ...
gonna use BLACK for the strap
gonna see IF i can find HOT PINK as long as i am looking
can make a coin purse / cell phone holder / make up bag
anyways, it will be relatively easy to rip the 1st & 3rd rows
& replace the ribbon ...
just not the way i want to spend my day off
runnin' errands ...
i wanna finish felting DRACO ...
then i can assemble hime
he can FLY on Sun ..
i'm gonna go to bed
it's almost tomoro
they are currently in the colander draining
found 5/8" Hot Pink Grossgrain ribbon with BLACK Polka Dots
found Black w/ Hot Pink & Hot Pink w/ Black Polka Dot fabric
found Black 5/8" gorssgrain ribbon ( strap)
i KNOW i want the purse to be about 6 x 10 x 3
so, NOW i will play with the ribbon to see how much i need to use
to get the desired effect
in am using 5/8" grossgrain ribbon
when you add it to the first tab, put it in backwards ...
figure 1" of ribbon for each width of the intended purse
so, a 10 " purse will require 2" (side) + 10" (purse) + 2" (side) =
14" per strip ...
this HAD better be right, i am cutting the ribbon this time
oh yeah, put a pin 2" from the end ..
this is the stp for the tab ..
it's 5/8 " wide
i want the panel to be 10"
start with 14 tabs
guessing the ribbon needs to be
2 x the width + 4"( 2 x 2") for the sides
so, starting with a length of ribbon that is 24"
put a pin @ 22" on the spool ..
start threading the tabs like the tutorial
stopping @ the pin
continue as the tutorial says
the tabs want to turn sideways ....
BUT, you use 2 x the width .. so this row will PROBABLY
use 28 tabs ..
now that i have the hang of it, it's easy peasy
altho, there IS the constant flipping ..
i thought it looked KEWL!!!!
decided i wanted one for me ..
the Chain Mail one ...
so, i strarted collecting the tabs ..
in NO time, i got a bowlfull
but i KEPT on collecting 'cause i didn't know how
many i needed for the purse
my fellow Flight Attendants, helped me to harvest some of the tops .. i have been collecting them prior to Memorial Day .. i run into someone i have worked with & they want to see the purse .. also, a few people i have NOT worked with want to see it .. word gets around
there are 2 types of tabs .. i have been collecting them BOTH
- the square ones are less plentiful
in JULY, i did some research to determine HOW to assemble them ..
i wanna make one of these
this is crocheted
BUT, this is the one i will do FIRST
first, i gotta wash the tabs
gonna boil them
sort thru for the same shape,
THEN, you line them up
NOW, i gotta buy ribbon to assemble
headin to the fabric store
not sure how WIDE or how much i need
hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .. i COULD use a Fru-Fru yarn
gonna start with ribbon
i can ALWAYS make another purse
will boil them when i get home
i can take them with me when i fly on SUN
hhhmmmm ... NO matter what color i choose,
it WON'T be compliant to carry at work .. i COULD buy fabric to line it AND strip the fabric to weave the tabs with
Thursday, August 3
i will upload pix in a while
gotta run errands ..