Posted by: tgonzales | July 23, 2012

July 21-22, 2012 Weekend, Baby Adleigh, Material Girls, the Slightly Scary Scarf, more Washcloths, and the New Mollie Makes Magazine

My weekend started off with a stop at Material Girls on Friday evening to drop off Terry’s three items. I am pleased to announce that Terry loved the crochet edged blanket, the open weave scarf, and the cell phone case. She said they were all perfect. I just happened to bring in the rest of my cell phone cases and crochet edged washcloths to show the other employees. Before I left I had sold 2 cell phone cases and 2 washcloths. I was very happy to know that they liked my crocheted items enough to buy some.

On Saturday morning I was determined to finish up the 4th project for Terry before starting anything else. I was pretty proud of myself that I had been able to stick with the slightly scary knitted scarf and planned on finishing it that day. I had been knitting for a couple of hours and my sister called; she wanted to know if I wanted to meet her, her Mother-in-Law Aileen, and our Mother for lunch. I laid the knitting down and got ready to meet them at the Egg Crate. Jackie asked me to bring my crochet edged washcloths with me. She bought 4 of them. We had a great lunch and good conversation. When our Mom found out that Baby Adleigh was home from the hospital she immediately wanted to go and see the baby. So Jackie and I took her to our Nephew and Niece; Matt and Kim’s to see the baby.

Oh how I love to see my Mom’s face light up when she holds those babies.

Of course my Mom had crocheted her little purple and white booties along with a matching crochet edged flannel blanket.

It was so much fun seeing big sis Ella fussing over Baby Adleigh just like a little Momma.

When we left Matt and Kim’s we dropped off Mom and then Jackie and I went to Material Girls so that Jackie could drop off a door prize for the upcoming Quilt Shop Hop. They just loved her Market bag and who wouldn’t it’s so cool? Jackie’s Market Bag will be a downloadable pattern that will be available on her website. If you’re interested check back with Jackie on her website here in about a week; again the pattern will be available for download only and you can purchase it directly from Jackie.

I also had brought the assorted can coats and jar jackets that Cathy had asked me to make for her a month ago. I’m happy to announce that Cathy decided to take all the covers, along with 2 vintage dress hot pads, 8 crochet edged washcloths and she placed an order for a one-of-a-kind crocheted plastic bag holder. It looks like Cathy is getting prepared for Christmas and I love that I was able to help her with that. 🙂

When Jackie dropped me off at home I was very determined to pick up the slightly scary knitted scarf and was hoping that I could finish it. I was very excited when it was time to bind off the stitches, we-l-l when I went to pull the fabric out flat it looked like I had dropped a stitch. So I panicked and tried pulling the stitch up and as I did that the next stitch dropped and it kept running down because the yarn was so slick. I screamed slightly and then decided that I needed to just lay it down and walk away. Since I hadn’t ate dinner I called my daughter to see if she would like to join me and I told her about my little problem. She just laughed, because I was a little freaked out about the dropped stitch. (of course if you ask her I was a little more than a little freaked out) Ha! Ha! But you know how it is when you’re not familiar with certain things; as I am with knitting. I figured I would have to take it to Twist to get some advice and help. So Jennifer and I went out to eat and had a wonderful time visiting and just relaxing. All along I couldn’t stop thinking about the dropped stitch.

After I dropped Jennifer off at her house and arrived back home, I decided to put my big girl pants on and tackle the knitting problem myself. I then pulled out a set of smaller straight knitting needles and accessed the situation. After further investigation I found that I didn’t actually drop a stitch, the yarn had came untied at the joining of the last two pieces of yarn. I then took all the stitches off of the size 11 circular needles and pulled all the rows out from the last two colors of yarn. I then placed the live stitches onto the straight needles and tied the last two lengths of yarn together so that they wouldn’t come undone. I then took my circular needle and started knitting the stitches from the straight needle. I finally finished up the scarf and bound off the stitches around 9:30 pm.

Yippee and Voila! Here’s the slightly scary scarf all done and I do love the way it turned out and bet that Terry will love it too. What do you think?

Sunday morning I couldn’t wait to get my hands on my crochet hooks and let the thread create something that was so mindless and easy for me. As I had sold 14 of my 18 washcloths I decided to start on the sets of 4 crochet edged washcloths that I had thought about making. When I completed 4 of them alike, I tied the ribbon around the set of 4 washcloths as I was tying the ribbon my mind started wandering and thinking about how cute they would look in a little basket. I lay down my crocheting and I cut out my 40% off any regular price item and my 20% off the total ticket and I headed to Joann’s Fabric Store to see if I could find some little baskets. And of course Joann’s didn’t disappoint me. I think these little baskets with 4 washcloths in each will be good sellers at the Hesston Barn Sale on Saturday, October 6th.

Then I couldn’t resist picking up the newest (to the USA) Mollie Makes magazine

and was very pleased to see Ms. Amy Butler’s fabric line advertised on the back cover. Some of you may know that this line was reproduced off of her very first line of fabric. I always try to keep up with Ms. Amy and what’s going on with her and I do that by following along on her Facebook page here.

Anyway, I had a great weekend spending time with family and friends because that always makes me happy. How was your weekend?


Responses

  1. The knitted scarf is absolutely stunning. Terry will love it! I — but I guess you aren’t going to knit again for a while, am I right?
    Your ears might have been burning last Thursday evening – we had a Jam Tarts monthly meeting and I was telling the girls about how you fix up vintage clothes with crochet and buttons and incredible style.

    • Jill,

      You are so right about the knitting thing. I have put my needles away for a while. I’m just so happy as a hooker (crochet that is). Ha! Ha!

      That’s so sweet that you were talking about me and my vintage sweaters and thanks so much for the compliment. I do appreciate it. And keep on talking (about me). 😉

      Hugs and Love,
      Tamara

  2. Tamara I am soooooo proud of you for tackling a knitting project. It is wonderful. I love how the scarf turned out. You did a great job!

    • Thanks Donna and I do love that hat on you. Are you going to the charity workshop tonight? If not I’ll bring the hat to you at the retreat on Saturday. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment.

      Hugs,
      Tamara

      • Yes I will be at the charity workshop tonight. I can’t wait to get the hat. I do have another hat that I am going to bring tonight and want you to take a look at. I am not sure what color flower it needs. Want ideas.

  3. Ok. Donna I’ll put my thinking cap on and see you at Kaye’s tonight. 🙂

  4. The slightly scary scarf was actually terrifying me as I read along, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened! Nice save, and more than I could have handled, Tamara! I see why you were intimidated by the yarn – It came that way? All different yarns strung together? Pretty amazing.

    I had my head stuck in an accounting book all day, both days of my weekend. I am on countdown to 6 days till final exam.. then I am going to go wild and make up for lost time!

    I also think Donna looks awesome in her cap!

    • Hi Steph!

      Yes, that scary yarn came that way and it was quite expensive. I think you and I could’ve done the same thing with all the scraps and bits of yarns we have and especially your stash of furry, fuzzy, funky yarns that you like to play with. 😉

      I thought I saw your car at your Mom and Dad’s on Saturday. I didn’t venture that way on Sunday though, I headed the other way to go to Joann’s out east. You should go wild when you complete this accounting course, because you so deserve it.

      Love you,
      Tamara

  5. I liked the picture of your momma holding the baby and big sister comes to pat the baby – there the three hands were, so perfect. Would have been nice to have baby’s momma hand in there too. Was the picture set up to be three hands or did that just happen? I appreciate all your family pictures. What a treasure they are and will be in years to come!
    Kaye

    • Kaye,

      We-e-l-l I kind of planned the photo when Big Sis Ella placed her hand on baby’s hand; I asked my Mom to place her hand down there too. I’m glad that the photo focused quickly because Big Sis was not wanting to cooperate with the picture taking. But I’m glad I got what I did with their hands. I really wanted my nephew who is my brothers son to come over and we could’ve had his hand along with his grandmother and his two daughters. 🙂 Thanks so much for liking what I do. See you soon, Tamara

  6. You are so so silly with your knitting problems. I am lounging for a bit before heading off to work where I can act like a responsible adult. For now, Netflix and pizza!

    • Hi My Chacho Aaron!

      Did you like the way I decided to fix it myself? Thanks so much for being here to read my blog and thanks for being such a responsible adult. 🙂

      Love you,
      Momma

  7. Hi Tamara! What a great, ‘full’ post!! I love the button on Terry’s cell phone case. Is it crocheted? Did you make it?

    I think the slightly scary scarf … looks … slightly scary. LOL

    Gosh, you will have so *much* to sell at that barn sale … which is now only 2½ months away!

    This was such a fun post .. love the PINK (baby girl) pics.

    • Hi Kat!

      Thanks for liking the post and especially the pretty pink baby. It was really neat that my Mom was also dressed in pink too. 🙂

      Yes the barn sale will be here before I know it and I need to get cracking with the crochet hook to replenish all that I sold over the weekend.

      As always I appreciate you so much.

      Much Love to you,
      Tamara

    • Kat,

      I’m sorry I didn’t answer your question about the button on Terry’s cell phone case. No the button is not crocheted, so therefore I didn’t make it. I think it’s some kind of plastic and I think I may have purchased it at Joann’s Fabric Store. Thanks for liking it.

      Love,
      Tamara


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