FO Friday

08 Jul

Ah what a great Friday. I have been a little busy getting on the crochet wagon after the big move. Right now we have a lot of boxes BUT I have the dining room table put together and in place AND we have furniture. I’m very excited about the new furniture but I know it’s gonna be hard with the dog. I figure soon I will need to begin the table runner for the table – and that is on my year of projects list too…. so I’ll be taking out 2 birds with 1 stone.

In the words of London Tipton… YAY ME

(I figure only the parents of children will know who London is *laughs*)


Unfortunately, I was not in a position to work on and take pictures of my mystery project due to the move; however, I was able to work on two clues last weekend and finish the item which did turn out to be a beach bag.

I definitely think the individuals who used multiple colors for the CAL project probably have a more vivid, beach-friendly bag. I stuck with a single color and while I’m pleased with how it turned out, I think if I made it again in the future, I’d work it in multiple colors. Especially with the applique flowers that were added just so you could see them better.

So what do you think? Think it turned out ok?

For the last couple weeks I have had an urge to make a small wrist bag. I wear slacks to work and usually those slacks have no pockets. This drives me insane!

To work I only need to take my keys, my cell phone, my ipod, and my badge. I have to carry it in my hand unless I take my lunch… so I started thinking of a cool pattern that would look good, work up fast and serve the purpose. I knew it would have to be more than one pocket because I have a slide phone and I do not want the face of the phone to get scratched up by my keys.

This is still a work in progress as far as the pattern is concerned, but these are the images from the first worked up bag. I like it, but I have got some new yarn to see if I can’t dumb the size down a little bit and address the extremely puffy nature of the bag.

So that is all I have for my Finished Object Friday. I was hoping to be able to share the simple cabled scarf I’m working on but alas, it is not done. I worked on it last night and added a few inches, but I’m thinking I’m going to have to add a second ball of the wool to make it good and long. Which – means I get to learn a new knitting skill soon: adding the new ball in. I’m guessing tying a knot is out of the question. *laughs* If you have a good knitting resource that can show me, do let me know in the comments!

If you are interested in sharing your FOs or would like to read through the posts of others who are sharing what they completed, be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog for the FO Friday link party.


Posted by on July 8, 2011 in My Projects


18 responses to “FO Friday

  1. Tink

    July 8, 2011 at 7:28 am

    love the inner pocket divide, am curious to see how you worked that. looking forward to seeing the pattern! Plus, i love the basketweave look.

  2. florencefrazier2002

    July 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Love the beach bag!!!  I like the solid color but can see where it would be more stimulating in multi-color.   The wristlet is cute! 

  3. Natalie Howells

    July 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    The beach bag looks great, I like it all in one colour but I can see that maybe the flowers in a different colour would be more striking. Wristlet is very cute ;)

  4. Calophi

    July 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I think both of your projects came out awesome!  I agree about the multiple colors on the flowers though.

  5. Debra Yorston

    July 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I like both of your projects.  The beach bag is pretty in the solid red.  :)

  6. Sandycrochet

    July 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Cute little wristlet, but I take my purse to work, I take my purse everywhere.  You need a note pad, pen, comb, lipstick, chapstick, glasses and case and…well you see, far too many things for a wristlet to work.  Don't you need your drivers license, money and or a charge card?  What if you want to stop for groceries on the way home from work?  Love the design, but make mine bigger please and in lots of bright colors for summer.  I think you're onto something with the design and divider in the inside.

  7. Lovestoread0708

    July 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Both of your projects turned out great!!! Love the colors.

  8. Cris

    July 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    hehehe I really am not a purse person. I think i've owned 2 in my life… and one of those was a large canvas satchel :) I don't need the notepad/pen, I don't wear lipstick, my glasses are on my head excluding sleep, My hair is naturally crazed looking (curly) so I keep a comb in the car just in case but never use it, and I don't have credit cards. I have a little wallet thingee (like a keychain wallet) that I put my ID badge, license, and bank card in. LOL I did slip my swiss army knife in there too….

    I am hoping to have the pattern up within the next week – I think it is 100% modifiable in size by just adding to the stitches although you would most likely want to modify the type of handle. I will have to work it up bigger and put the modifications into the pattern :)

  9. Cris

    July 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm


  10. Cris

    July 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you :)

  11. Cris

    July 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I definitely think having different colored flower appliques would have been nice.

  12. Cris

    July 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm


  13. Cris

    July 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    The people who did multi-color have really bright bags that are 100% appropriate for the beach. Mine, I think, should be lined and would serve as a good “on the go” project bag.

  14. Cris

    July 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    You will be surprised at how simple the divide is! I am glad you like the basketweave. That is on the table for thought/discussion. I am not sure if I want to keep the basketweave OR just do “stripes” using the fpdc. Any opinion? Obviously, either can be done, but for my initial pattern release, I'm not sure which I want to go with :)

  15. CrochetConcupiscence

    July 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Love the basketweave wristlet! I like the beach bag as a single color but I can see how it would really pop if the flowers were in a different color. What color do you think you would do for them on this bag?

  16. Affiknitty

    July 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    That's a great wristlet!  It's a great size and I'm impressed with the 2 pockets.

  17. RugbyMad

    July 9, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Love, Love, Love them both!  Have to admit my fav is the wristlet!

  18. Tami

    July 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Ooo, love love the wristlet! Also, how you divided it is totally awesome!


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