Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New Stuff

My most recent projects have been felted wallets. I've done two in the last week and I'm working on number three. I think I'm going to try to make a bunch and sell them at a local fair this summer. If I have a good response then I'll know I'm on to something. I've had several comments on the wallets and the purse. At least I know people like them!

Cute, huh! I've added some embellishments to make them look prettier and more decorative. I also bought a bunch of glass beads to dress them up. I'm going to make a variety of colors but stay with bright tones.

I'm working on another purse and have the yarn for a third one standing by. This one is on hold until I get one more skein of the right colorway. I'm going to stop by my LYS tomorrow morning and get one so I can finish knitting the darned thing! It should come out beautifully. The yarn is Noro Kureyon and it's the first time I've worked with it. It's wonderful stuff! This one may end up as a birthday gift for someone...I'm not sure yet. It will depend on how it felts up.

This is the start of the wallet I'm working on. The yarn was supposed to be the missing skein for the above purse, however, the color and lot numbers were so faded I failed to notice it was part of a different dye lot. Bummer. As you can see, it's fairly expensive stuff so I have to use it up! I think the wallet will be part of the purse gift. Again, we'll see!

On the family front, hubby is finally over his flu bug and feeling much better. LD is as rambunctious as ever. His vocabulary is expanding so much. This past weekend we went down to the Mall in Newington, NH and walked around for a while. We tried Chuck E. Cheeses and were terribly disappointed. What a rip off! They are really expensive and have nothing to interest a kid under three. Their jungle gym was small and plastic-y and they didn't have much for the younger kids. It seems to cater the older kids who are more into video games than anything else. I don't understand...their commercials promote physical activity like sports yet their activity centers don't offer anything physical. We'll stick with Jokers in Westbrook. It's free for kids under 2 and it has a ball pit and a toddler jungle gym, an enclosed area with booths and padded cushions on the floor. If LD wanted to go on the big jungle gym, it would only cost $2.99. Anyway, we wasted $30 at Chuck E. Cheeses and that sucks big time. So we went to the Mall next door and walked it and ended up getting LD a stuffed kitty that he picked out all by himself! He hasn't let it out of his sight since!

Here he is playing his electric piano ...
Ciao and Happy Knitting!

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  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
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  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
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  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
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  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
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  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
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  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
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  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
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