|I was going to come on here today to post the one minion slipper I had finished knitting yesterday. Then I finished the other one. :P I was so stressed today.. I just had to veg out and knit for a while. I applied for two more jobs today: First at the library, then at a bank. :0 I am just applying everywhere that A. Is hiring, B. I would want to work. The bank is hiring (yikes). The library isn't, but she said she would keep my application on file. I have never worked at a bank before. Mostly I am really super nervous about the interview. (After the application and "assessment"..) I hate those "questions"... Wish me luck. This is five places I have applied at since my husband got laid off. No one has called me.But today I went into the bank (I was shaking in my shoes), and asked. I talked with someone and gave her my resume and shook her hand. Then I came home and applied online. So maybe I will have a chance.. (If I can just pass through the interview..) It's only 20 hours a week. But that's good enough for me. Anyway, back to the slippers... I think I mentioned in my last post.. I used Aunt Maggie's Slippers pattern. I think they're cute. These are for my friend- for her daughter- for a Christmas present. I just have to mail them to her.|
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Posted by Tina at 7:29 PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
|I think I mentioned I was going to knit a minion slipper, too... Well here is my progress so far. The girl I am making these for wears a size 81/2- 9 womens (and she is a year younger than my son Eon). :0 She is the one whose Mom asked me to make some and she will pay me. I said I was knitting a pair, would she like to wait and see if she likes those better. So.. If she wants them crocheted, I will just send these to PR. Either way it won't be a lost cause. :) I personally think she will like these better. I saw a pair online. Hopefully mine turn out as cute. I am going to knit a pair for two of my nephews, too. I'm using Aunt Maggie's Slippers pattern.|
Posted by Tina at 12:00 PM
Monday, August 26, 2013
|I crocheted these over the weekend. I don't know why, or where it came from, but I just thought, "I want to try crocheting some Minion slippers." I figured a basic slipper pattern just made in yellow and blue, with a black stripe, would work. Then do some eyes like you would for a hat. I used the Fluffy Bunny Slipper pattern. (A free Ravelry download.) For some reason; I thought it was this pattern, which is for a child. But... they did come out on the smaller side anyway. So.. they will still fit an elementary school aged child. (I am sending them to Pine Ridge.) A friend saw them on facebook and wants to pay me to crochet some for her daughter for Christmas. :) I was going to try knitting a pair, too. See if she likes those better. I had an idea to make an "Angry Birds" version, too. Wouldn't be too hard. This is how I did the eyes: |
w/ brown, magic circle, 6 sc. join. FO brown, attaching white.
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in eah sc around. join. 12 sc
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc around. 18 sc. FO white, attaching grey.
Rnd 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first s, s next 2 sc around. Join, fo grey, leaving a lengh to sew onto slipper with.
W/ yarn needle and black, make a french knot in the middle of the brown, for the pupil. Or, work first round in black.
I think next time I will definitely just do the first round in black and then just skip the french knot.
Posted by Tina at 7:05 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013
|I finished this yesterday. It's for the Pine Ridge OB Ward in South Dakota. (For Christmas. :D) I'll probably send it at the end of November or first of December. Hopefully I'll have some more done by then. It was so cute, I had to make it. It's from the "Christmas in Crochet" issue of Crochet World.|
Posted by Tina at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
|..is done!! Yay! I finished it this morning. I have been meaning to make this bag for my Mom (so we can have "matching bags"- even though mine is red.. :P), forever. I had started it, too; a while ago. But never had motivation to work on it. Somehow, I finished it today. (I forced myself.) It's the Bloomin' Bag (like the title of the post says, right?) by Cathy Phillips. It's a free Ravelry download. |
|I love the lining.. I sewed a little pocket, too. Don't know if you can see it very well. I tried my best, but I still sewed it in a little bit crooked. :(|
|And, another picture.. I am so glad it's done. Now to just mail it to her before summer is over. :)|
Posted by Tina at 4:24 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013
This is a short clip of the flooding in Manitou Springs, Colorado (the town we used to live in when we lived in CO). That is a street. Taken (I am assuming) from The Cliff House Hotel. Post Office is right across the street, Adams Mountain Cafe is the building the water is raging towards. Soda Springs park is down the street from the Cafe, to the right. The Arcade is to the left. Everything is probably ruined. :( They have had all those fires, last year the Waldo Canyon fire, and the fires this year, too. With no trees or anything to catch the water, now they are having epic flooding. :( They had a flood in early July, and one yesterday. It makes my stomach hurt to see. We used to play in the park, and visit these areas often. And I keep hoping to one day move back there.
Here is another one. These are roads the water is raging through, I think one part is of the overflowing Fountain Creek.. I'm not sure.
So sad. :(
Posted by Tina at 2:54 PM
|And, I finished a little vest. I really like Twinkle27's vest she did, so I tried to make one like it.. I don't know if I succeeded. (I hope the hood part will actually work, but... I don't have a newborn to try it out on. So..) I ordered some little pants that were only $2 online, plus only 97 cents shipping.|
|Duke is 10 weeks old today. Lol. He doesn't know he has something hanging from his lip. :P He was chewing on the chair (again).. (I don't really care, this chair is so old..)|
|Poor Jetta... What she has to put up with from him. (I think she secretly likes all the attention..) ;P|
Posted by Tina at 2:37 PM