Archive for July, 2006


“Someone has stolen your stash and all your books: now what are you going to do?”
First I’ll scream, then I’ll cry and then I call the police.

What to replace first… I don’t know. What ever comes on my way. I’ll call my mother and ask her to send me a package with some of her stash and some needles too.
Some of the things in my stash cannot be replaced. I have managed to find a couple of skeins of the plant dyed wool from our own sheep I thought was lost forever, back at home. But – I thought already once that it was gone, so… There’s a couple of skeins of yarn that isn’t being manufactured anymore, and I am very happy about that – but when it’s gone, it’s gone, and there’s nothing I can do about that.
The books are also a very hard loss…
Some things you just cannot replace.

Such an awful thought.

I am knitting the French market bag right now. I decided to do that instead of a vest, of the bright pink wool I bought from e-bay. I know I would have more use of a vest, but I’m feeling lazy, and there’s no pattern for a vest I want – European size 48 (This with Women’s Clothing Sizes is very interesting… European 48 is French 52, UK 22, Italian 54, American 20 (2X), Australian 24 and Japanese 23…) so I would need to make it myself… I might ask my sister, who is a miracle when it comes to things like this… but then I want to use my stash myself. (So if anyone steals it, he/she will have such curses flinged after him/herself, that he/she will leave it back… Grrr…)

Did I mention that I have been crocheting cats lately? I found an entry about THE Japanese crocheted cat at Crafting Japanese, and made first one to a swap pal – and my husband fell in love with it, so I made him a Siamese :-

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Whiplash bag

Well… for certain reasons I didn’t make any whiplash entry this time. So I’ll just publish a picture of my handbag and what’s in it πŸ˜€

I still haven’t managed to make the Findus cat shopping bags I planned to make (for May color theme, uhhum ;-)), but look at all these great entries:

And here’s some more inspiration πŸ˜‰

Super Eggplant’s “Tote Bags 101
Tiny Happy’s shoulder bag tutorial
Jordy bag – square bottomed lined bag
t-shirt surgery’s pant bag tutorial
Drawstring bag tutorial
Sweatshirt bag
Black Sheep Bags – felted Booga bag
and felted Sophie bag
Circular felted bag
Felted french market bag

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I have been in Finland πŸ™‚ It was my brother-in-law’s 40th birthday – and some other family business. We had a pirate party πŸ™‚ I am really worthless in “live role playing games”. 😦 I couldn’t act ex tempore even if my life depended on it. I’m pretty good at telling stories, but worthless in acting as something I’m not. So no SCA for me…

I have received a couple of packages, but I haven’t been able to get them yet, so I don’t know what’s in them πŸ™‚ I’ll update when I know πŸ™‚

I also brought some yarn from Finland, from my mother’s stash. She’s over 70 and her hands aren’t working well enough anymore, so I “pirated” in her yarn storage and brought with me 3 large cones of cotton – to be made into tees and tops – some other cotton yarn originally bought by my sister, some red and white wool I was knitting a cardigan to my nephew… well… I started it when he was one, and now he’s 17… time flies πŸ˜‰ And then I found some of my plant dyed, homespun wool! YAY!!! I thought I had lost it all to moths!!!

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by Michael Whelan

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July – a new month and new possibilities.

Whiplash has started again, and July is the bag month. So – two weeks to whip up a bag… *hmm*

The color of July is violet/purple… *yuk*

The pincushion challenge has not yet announced the theme for July, and the apron challenge has extended the musical theme over July…

Crafter craft challenge #13 – for the first week of July – is “rocking sock monkey”. I don’t like sock monkeys… not even sock monkeys that look like professor Snape πŸ˜‰

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