Thursday, October 11, 2007

Stripes

So I finally sat down to make the striped FBB. I wanted to do it because the stitch used is called herringbone half double crochet. I thought it would be cool to see the herringbone stitch really pop out like in some fabrics with that pattern. I think the bag looks pretty good, but I don't really see the detail I had hoped to see. I suppose it's because I used black yarn. I lined it with red fabric, made a white strap and black button to close. It took me 2 days- 1 to do the bag, and 1 to do all the finishing details. It looks like a FAT BOTTOM BAG! not some flat bottom tube! Yay! It feels good to have finished one I've been thinking about for a long time. I even used the bamboo handles.


I also finished #2's striped Frozen Strawberry Yogurt hat, well it's almost done- just need to add ties to the ear flaps. Now to work on the mittens.


I have also finished the filet crochet I mentioned earlier. It's not blocked yet, it doesn't look too horrible, but I might still try doing it with triple crochet instead of double. I gotta satisfy my curiosity. I might just do part of the motif- 1 heart instead of the whole thing.
Now I can start working on other projects like necklaces and barrettes, and Halloween costumes- do I try to make a family costume or do individual??? It's fun making a family costume, but so hard to come up with cute ideas. I've been putting it off for a while, now I really gotta crank them out.

On another positive note, the folks at Ravelry have added like 5000+ people in the week since I signed up. There are only 11000+ people ahead of me, so either I should be on by the end of the month or maybe it will be open to everybody soon.

2 comments:

Corinne said...

I love the bag and the hat and that adorable baby wearing it!! What is your email address? I want to send you a picture of my cloths that I have been working on.

GeorgeAnne said...

I LOVE IT!!!! It Rocks! (All - baby, hat and bag!)

You have such a great eye and your detail work in terrific!