crochet-covered suitcase

February 25, 2008 at 7:16 am | Posted in projects | 2 Comments
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crochet-covered suitcase

Originally uploaded by yellowlens

I just remembered that I should post this finished-project picture here, since I blogged about this suitcase way back when it was naked and drab. So here’s the “after” of that previous “before” post. I actually finished the suitcase back in December, but it was a present for my sister and I did the last stitches on it in the car on the way to her birthday party, so I obviously didn’t have time to photograph it before I gave it to her. I borrowed the suitcase back for a few minutes to take photos recently while family-visiting.

A small detail: that crooked picture in the background is a very sweet photograph of my sisters when they were much younger. I don’t know why it’s hanging so sideways, but I kinda like it.


Sisterhood of Rutland Jewish Center Annual Fall Rummage Sale

November 5, 2007 at 9:18 pm | Posted in projects | 1 Comment
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One of my contacts on Ravelry, Janro, is a master of freeform crochet, also known as scrumbling.  Recently, I was admiring one of her projects, a travel case decorated in many shades of pink.  I commented to her how much I liked the case and she responded by encouraging me to make one, too.

Here is Janro’s pink travel case:

beautiful pink travel case

Janro said that all you have to do is find a suitable case at a thrift store or a yardsale or something, and then go happy with the crochet hook.  I do love to play with yarn!

Yesterday, fate was with me.  I found this lovely little round suitcase for $2 at the Sisterhood of Rutland Jewish Center Annual Fall Rummage Sale.  (I am typing out the entire title of the rummage sale because it sounds so elegant–“sisterhood,” “annual,” etc.)

round suitcase

I think I’ll start by using the little blob I crocheted while I was sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs outside the library waiting for S to pick me up.  It’s a pretty color of blue/green wool, which I think would go nicely with the blue/gray of the suitcase.


November 4, 2007 at 5:06 am | Posted in gifts | Leave a comment
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Man!  I really want to make a list of the presents that I’m planning to craft for people, but I’m scared that they might come look at my blog and become unsurprised.  I guess I’ll just make a list of hints.  Then I’ll know what I’m talking about, but everyone else can be mystified.

  • I am working on something pretty and red for C1
  • I am giggling while I plan something cuddly and blue for K
  • I am dreaming of something sparkly for C2, plus I can start anytime on something soft and gray
  • I have a couple of ideas for M, including something scrumble-ish, and something embroidered
  • I hope to find a good idea or pattern that will work for A’s collection.  The scrumble-ish item could work for her, too.
  • I still have to think of something fabulous for S

Good.  I feel sort of organized now.

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