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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This is NOT a photo of the purse you could win:


It's a photo of a green one just like it that I made for my step-mom's birthday. I finished it on the 10th.  Her birthday was on the 8th.  It's wrapped and waiting for me to mail it.  And that's how I roll.


This design is taken from my dear friend Leslie, who introduced me to hand-felting.  She made a purse like this for me a few years back, and I've wanted to try it since.  I'm just now getting to it.  I probably should be more original, but I don't think she'll mind.

I thought I'd take another photo with my hand, to show size better.  The  green yarn (and my hand) are reading a little washed out.  Oh well, you get the idea:



And finally a shot of your purse in progress.  (Again, this yarn is reading slightly lighter than it is.  But it's close.)  You can see that I'm about 1/2 way done with the first side as of Monday afternoon:


I'd have gotten further Sunday night during 24, but I couldn't find my red yarn and Jack Bauer was being all Jack Bauer-y so I didn't have patience to look for long.  I should be able to get the purse almost knitted during 24 tonight (well, last night as you read this).  

Don't you love 24?  I was so bummed last year with those selfish strikers who thought nothing of ME and what I was missing out on.  At least he's back in action now.  My husband seems to think he's heard this is it's last season.  Could that be true?  I certainly hope not.  I do love House, but he's nothing to drool over.  I used to pride myself when I was newly married on not lusting after TV and movie stars like I did as a teenager.  And I didn't.  I guess my head was elsewhere.  Like nursing and diapering and all of that great stuff.  But now, I might as well be 15.  I don't even mind admitting it.  Funny how your outlook changes like that.

So where was I?  Ah yes, the contest.  Entries accepted up to a week from today.  If you're interested, please comment on the ORIGINAL POST, or I may think I've already entered you.  I'm astounded by the number of entrants I'm getting.  I was figuring I might pick up a couple of new readers who were friends of friends who might be kind enough to post my mug on their sidebar.  I assume it's because of all of the unanticipated traffic from Mormon Mommy Blogs.  I'm not sure how I am going to keep up with everyone.  I guess I'll just say that if you begin to be a regular commenter, I'll be sure to read you, too.  Maybe only a few days a week, (I've got to find some balance here!) but I'll be there!

18 fishy comments:

Jillene said...

The purse is SO cute--I better win!! (0;

And--I LOVE ME SOME JACK BAUER!!

Becky said...

Very cute! You are talented. Yarn projects seem to defy me whenever I try them.

Kristina P. said...

NOT the last season. I believe he renewed his contract early last year for 3 more. Yay! I only hope they can keep it fresh. That's why I hated last season. It was every trick in the book they had already used.

Love the bags!

Lara said...

I'm with Becky, knitting/crocheting are two things I have tried and tried to learn without much luck.

And Yay for 24! I am so excited we're up and running again. (My post today is eerily similar to yours, minus the purse knitting, LOL!).

Becky said...

Haven't seen 24. Maybe I should!

The purse looks good. You're gonna pick me, right? Me, me, me!!

Diane said...

That is so cute. I wish I could knit, but I just sew. Do you knit it and then wash it?

Annette Lyon said...

Just seeing the work on the needles brought me joy. I'm not in the middle of a knitting project right now, and it makes me sad!

the letter Bee said...

Wow that looks fun! And since I can't knit, I hope I win! :p

I have not seen even 1 episode of 24. I don't even know when it's on!

2busy said...

You've got talent! I need to learn how to do that...

Melissa said...

Nice purse! I hope I win!
And, sorry to say, I'm not into Jack Bauer.....

rachel said...

You are so talented. I would love to learn how to do that. I'm a Sawyer girl myself (from LOST) but only if he has his shirt off! :)

Mommy Madness said...

You are so talented! Love the purse!:0)

Tink said...

The purse you made is adorable! I can't wait to see the finished product of the one you are making now. You are one talented chick!

So said...

I love the colors!

ramsam said...

Ohhh- perfect for lipgloss and a cell phone! I want one!

PS- I gave up on Jack Bauer after about 3 seasons....I mean, come on.... really?

Amanda said...

What a cute purse! I've started teaching myself how to knit last year. I made a scarf. =)

I gotta pick the needles back up and go take some lessons from my Grandma.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I understand why Ransam gave up on Jack after three season--that's about when I figured he wasn't going to give up his career for me. But, I still watch him from afar . . .sigh . .. (I love House better, though--those eyes! Those quips! And he does insults like nobody can!)

Natalie said...

i have never been interested in knitting, but i am always so impressed with the finished product! so cute!