Thursday, May 29, 2008

Birthday pouch for Lin

It was my sister's birthday yesterday, 28th May, and I decided to crochet her a pouch, a pattern from the book I bought on eBay. I started on it on Sunday evening, 25th May, my brother's birthday, and completed it on Tuesday, 27th May 2008. Aahh! Just slightly over two days! Not bad! *grin*


It's a small pouch anyway. Measuring approximately 6 inches wide and about 9 inches tall. It consisted of only single crochet (sc) sc and a little bit of double crochet (dc). The actual pattern has less rows, but, because I used a thinner yarn, I had to add like 10 more rows to get it to the height that I want it to be. I also added the dc, which the original pattern does not have, to add to the height. It's quicker that way than adding just sc, as I had a dateline to meet.

While I was working on it, my hubby kept aksing me if I am doing a cap for my sis. LOL! Yup, if you turn it upside down, it does look like a cap. *grin*

The pouch was done using MINLON yarns. I did not have that much trouble with the yarn splitting and breaking as I had with the pink yarn I was working with to make the cat's head, which was also a MINLON. So, I kind of enjoyed working on the pouch, especially since I was making it to give it away as a birthday present to my sis.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lin! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Azan too!

Having completed the pouch, I am now working on another crochet piece, also a pattern from the same book. This time, I want to try to make a mini bag. Why mini? Because I want to learn the basics of making a bag first, but not wanting to spend too much time on it then if I were to make the normal size bag. I don't want to start feeling intimidated, and abandoning the project halfway if I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.

I will surely put up a progress report on it as I work on it as I foresee myself working on it for at least a week or so, if not more. So, stay tuned! *wink*

6 comments:

eli said...

Wow... just slightly over two days to complete this pretty pouch! I'm impressed!!!

Nik Adura said...

Waa.. so does that mean I can get a shawl for my birthday ?? wink,wink...

Za said...

a shawl? Hmm.......I would have to start now in order to finish the shawl in time 4 your birthday next year! Something smaller, can ah? *grin*

ShannyK-L said...

WOW! I'm very impressed Nik! Verry pretty colours as well. Well done!

Za said...

Thank you, Shanny!

... ... ... ... ... ... nik elin said...

Thank you Nun. But its too beautiful.. I prefer to frame it instead...