Sunday, February 05, 2006


Don't say I didn't warn you.
I told you that some tremendous fug was on its way.
I do believe this is the ugliest thing I've ever made.
A coworker saw a hat that I had crocheted a few months ago and asked me to make one for her husbands birthday.
In camoflauge.
Because he likes to go hunting.
I find it hideous, but thats just my own opinion.

Also, I've finished my knitting bag!
I like how its turned out, and it was fairly easy to make. The DPNs were a little tricky, but I muddled my way through them.
The hard part was the trim around the top of the bag, but I think it would be easier if I were to do it again. It was a 3 stitch cast on icord, picking up an extra stitch along the edge of the bag.

I've been sick the past few days, so I've been able to get quite a bit of knitting and crocheting done.
Now that I've finished my knitting bag and the hat for my coworker, I may be starting an afghan for my grandmother in Portland. I'll be going to visit her in 3 weeks so I'd like to have it done by then. She's been off of chemotherapy for a few months now. She was having some extreme weight loss and other side effects from the chemotherapy, so the doctors took her off the chemo so that she could put some weight back on and during that time the tumors didnt grow any, so the doctors have kept her off the chemo and have been monitoring the tumors so that she can get a break from all of the chemotherapy. Shes been on it since September of 2004, and being on chemo for that long has really taken its toll on her overall health and frame of mind. She'd gotten down to about 95 lbs at one point. I'm hoping that she's feeling better when I go to visit her in 3 weeks. When I was there visiting in November she had no energy and spent the majority of the day in bed, or lying on the couch. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone up in Oregon and spending time with all of them


kimananda said...

Yep, the hat is interesting (not ugly, just...yes, just interesting!) And the knitting bag is very cool. And, finally, envy...I want to go to Oregon too...for both friends there, and Powell's!

Valerie said...

yayyayayayaa, the bag looks fantastic. great job.

carrie said...

great job on that bag! it's so lovely. (the hat, um, not so much.)

Tara said...

LOL. I'm surrounded by camo (army hubby and all), so I'm kinda partial to it.