Friday, July 17, 2015

Taking a Leap...Golden Girl Bags Available on Etsy

People have been telling me how good my bags are, but it's taken me a while to get with the program.  Today I finally listed two different sizes of the Golden Girls bag on Etsy:

Small  Project Bag is approximately 11 inches wide by 7 inches tall with a two inch flat bottom.
SmallPlus Project Bag is approximately 11 inches wide by 9 inches tall with a two inch faux leather inset bottom.

Both bags are available now on Etsy; however, I've limited my initial offering to make sure everyone gets their bag in a timely manner.

So go grab your Golden Girl bag before they're gone!!!

PS: Makes a girl feel good when her first sale is under five minutes from posting! Thank you, Amy!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hooks and Needles: Fringe Benefits Poncho

I knew the moment I saw this project in Simply Crochet Magazine that it must be could it not?

And that Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Aloe that I had purchased the week before from Ewe and You would be perfect as the overall color!

- Easy pattern to follow.  The only thing I really needed to concentrate on was the difference in terms, as Simply Crochet Magazine is an English magazine....treble crochet was actually a double crochet.
- Loved working with the Blue Sky Alpaca in Worsted Cotton...lots of color and so soft!  It will definitely keep me warm when I need it to.
- Goes together fairly quickly!

- Colorwork: I love color, but I'm one of those people who need to have all my colors play together properly.  I frogged the poncho twice to get the colors I wanted...but that's just me.

I'm still struggling with the fringe...six inches of fringe...and I'm under five feet tall!  But I'm embracing my friend Beth's comment: Just because we're short doesn't mean we have to skimp on the fringe!!!