Archive for February, 2009

My Row Counter Bracelet

I just realized I never posted a picture of the row counter bracelet after I got it. It was a valentines day gift from my husband. It works like an abacus. The small beads represent one and the large beads represent ten. It works great to. 🙂

Completed a few things

I was able to complete a few of my projects.

The first one is a pile of hair scrunchies I made for my daughter and her friends. The next one is the market bag I was working on, and the last two are of a cameo necklace I made.



Halter Top Update (2)

I just increased the bra cups. I tried on what I have done so far and it’s fitting really well. It took three extra rows of double crochet to cover my DD’s properly. The way it was before, I would have been afraid of them plopping out at any moment. LOL!

Hair Scrunchies

I just bought some cloth rubber bands, the kind with out any metal on them. I’m wanting to make some hair scrunchies for my daughter and her friends. I’ve made them before, but it’s been a couple of years. I think it’s time to do it again. (they wear out and get lost after a while)

Halter top update (1)

I’m using the lion brand light n lively tank top pattern, but I’m making LOTS of alterations, because this isn’t a very good pattern. The sizing is WAY off. Your probably wondering "well then why are you using the pattern?" It’s because I can’t find anything I like in my size! I’m a big girl and everything I’ve found in my size is god awful ugly! I figure I had a better chance of ending up with something I like by altering this pattern.

Here’s what I’ve done so far:

I made the bra cups for what the pattern says is 2x and instead of connecting the bodice band I left them separate to create straps I can tie (I want to make sure that area is tight enough to give my breasts support) Then after measuring myself I determined that I need to follow the bodice part of the patten for the large size. (to show you how far the sizing is off on this pattern, I normally wear a 2x or 3x.) I’ve tried on what I have done so far and the bodice is fitting nicely at this point, but the bra cups, even though I made them in the 2x size are still too small for me. (I’m a DD) So after I’m finished with the bodice, I will be adding more coverage to the bra cups.

Halter Top

I started crocheting a halter top last night. I’m basing it on a baldy written tank top pattern. So there are SEROUS alterations. One of the biggest being that it’s a halter top instead of a tank top. Hopefully I’ll be able to pull it off without too much trouble. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Row Counter Bracelet

My love muffin is getting me a row counter bracelet for valentines day! We ordered it this morning. I’m so excited about it. I’ve wanted one for a while, and this one is just soooo pretty! Here’s a link to where I got it from so you can see. Row Counter Bracelet

Red Hat Market Bag

I decided to go ahead and make the market bag I was talking about. I don’t have any green yarn on hand though, so I’m not going to be able to make it strawberry colors. I do have the red hat colors of red and purple. Even though I’m not a red hat, I figure it won’t hurt anything and I’ll be able to use yarn I have on hand instead of buying more. (money is extra tight this week) Besides, maybe I’ll inspire some of you red hat ladies to make red hat market bags of your own. 🙂

Here’s a picture of what I have done so far.

New Project

It feels so strange not to have the afghan to work on any more. It’s been such a part of my life for several months now. I’m wanting to start another large project, but I just don’t have the money to buy yarn. I’m going to see what I can make out of my stash of left over yarn. I still have a large skein of the red left that I made the afghan out of, I might do something with that. I was looking on Ravelry at some of the patterns they have there. I’ve been needing some more shopping bags and I found a pattern I would like to try. While I was looking at the photos from all the different people who have made that particular pattern I came across one that I just loved because of the color combination. It was red at the bottom and had green trim at the top and a green handle. It reminded me so much of a ripe strawberry. I think that’s the way I want to do mine. It was just so cute!