Monday, July 18, 2016

Last Jellyfish and a New Purse

It's been a couple weeks since I did a post on Monday. Because the whole knitting/crocheting thing hasn't been happening much lately. (Well, that, and I got a little behind on getting blog posts done.) But things have been looking up.

I finally finished the last jellyfish I'm going to do for a while...


As you read this, this little guy is in Arizona with Betty. You'll have to ask her how she likes it.


(Although, if anyone wants to order one, I could be persuaded to make another. But until that time, I'm working on other things.)

It's been more than a year since I knit myself a purse, so it's time for a new model. I found a yarn I liked, but I was having the worst time finding a pattern stitch to go with it.


Then, just last week, I stumbled on a stitch that looked like it might work. Considering how far I've gotten without the desire to rip it all out, I think this one might be the one...



We'll see how long it takes for me to get something big enough for what I need.

And because Pokemon Go, I just had to post this...


The EOS lip balm holder I made that looks like a Pokeball...


I could totally make Pokeball Christmas tree ornaments! Or beanies! My mind's reeling...

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  1. Cash in now while the craze is hot!

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  2. Love the Pokeball!! This craze has certainly taken the nation, hasn't it? Love the stitch for the purse

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    1. I know. It went from barely there to white hot in the space of a day, seems like.

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  3. We all love the octopus!!! It is adorable!! Looking forward to seeing the finished product with the purse! At the mall the other day it was so funny to watch people watching their phones looking for Pokemon.

    betty

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  4. I bet you could make a small fortune selling those pokeballs on Etsy...

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    1. I had them up for a while, but I wonder about trademarks...

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    1. Well, kinda behind. I had no idea a thing from the '90s would get this huge again.

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  6. Those jellyfish are so cute! And I love the yarn you're using for your new purse. I hope it comes out nice.

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  7. <3 those jellyfish! Can't wait to see more pics of your purse. And I hope you sell a ton of those EOS pokeballs!!

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    1. I ripped out what I pictured, but now it's going so much faster. Should be soon.

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  8. What stitch pattern is the purse? That looks interesting.

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    1. It's from Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs. I forget what it's called, but it's just a slip stitch pattern with the yarn held in front.

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  9. That jellyfish is way cool.
    While I've got your attention, Jono on my blog bets that high school students STILL won't know Portugeuse is spoken in Brazil, Olympics not withstanding. Could you poll your kids once the school year starts again?
    We'll expect a report.😉

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  10. I can't get over how cute those jellyfish are!!!

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  11. Like the purse, that stitching is cool. Can we see finished pics?

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  12. I started Pokemon Go this morning and I've already run out of balls. That lip balm holder is genius Liz!

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    1. Thanks.

      You run out of Pokeballs? There's a limited supply? That stinks.

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  13. Pokemon anything!
    Love the cheerful jellyfish.

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  14. I have been on vacation so just got back this eve. I love that jellyfish. I am looking forward to you purse and strike now with the Pokemon craze

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    1. Yeah, I was so glad to have the Pokeball already done. Because there's no way I'd be able to design it in a rush. And this fad will pass...

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  15. I agree - cash in now. Make some and post them in your shop, or sell at the Farmer's Market. Quickly! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I had them in my shop. Should put them back, I guess.

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  16. Yay on the inspiration! The jellyfish is just so dang cute. I smile every time you post one of them.

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