Crochetkari: Keep the change

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Keep the change

Hello, Beautiful people! 

It feels so good to be back with you after a long forced break. What started as a slight cold with a painful throat quickly turned into a full blown viral fever with bodyache, sleepless nights due to bouts of coughing, watery eyes and high temperature. After hoping that it will subside on its own, on Thursday I gave up and went to the doctor for meds. Since Sunday I am feeling quite better, of course the fact that dear hubby was home, may have something to do with that :)

A big thanks to all of you for your kind words and get well soon messages. Dear Aishwarya thank you for the magical recipe.

A warm welcome to Autumn Thyme and Boo from Boocoos Blogthingy.

Dear friends I am so happy to tell you that I have now reached 50! Not in years of course but in Google Friends. Isn't that just fantastic. When I started this blog I was hoping that a few people would actually read it and that eventually over the months or years I would also have friends. But to reach 50 after just 3 months into blogging is just super cool. 


The last few days were dry in terms of blogging and crochet but I did manage to complete a few WIPs. One of them was to add the finishing touches to this cute little purse to be used for ... yes, you guessed it - Keep the Change.

It is from a free pattern on Ravelry called Floral Pouch. The purse has a small doily as its flap.

I used a pearl as a button for the flap. I think it is a cute purse and a nifty way to keep your change in one place. It will also make a lovely purse for a little girl to keep her hankie and some sweets.

The pattern is from a Japanese site and relies more on diagrams with only a couple of written instructions. I was stumped when the pattern called for a decrease in the number of stitches at the mouth of the purse and it took me a while, but after that it was smooth sailing. I am thinking of making a few more purses with different colour combinations.

So, do you like this cute little Change Purse? 

Another WIP I managed to complete was to read "STILLWATCH" by Mary Higgins Clark, who is my current fave author. A gripping plot with a really surprising turn of events at the climax. 

A very enjoyable read, I like murder mysteries. Due to crochet fever the books in my library are gathering dust. Pity!!

And while on the topic of murder mysteries, my current fave TV serial is "The Mentalist". I am not really sure whether it is the gripping storylines, the crisp editing or the dishy Simon Baker (as Patrick Jane) that is keeping me glued to the TV. All three reasons are good enough but especially the last one ....he he. I am a big fan of mysteries being solved "mentally" rather than by using DNA, fingerprints and ballistic reports etc which is why Agatha Christie is my all time favourite author. Don't you sometimes wish you could meet your favourite authors?

And now off I go to visit your blogs and keep up with the things you were doing in the past few days.

So, see you later and a Great Week to all of you.


  1. Good to hear that you're feeling better. I like the change purse - the doily top is really nice. Congrats on reaching 50 followers. :)

  2. That purse is really cute. I love. it. I am also glad that you have recovered from the viral fever. Lastly but not the least, congrats on having 50 followers in a short span of time.Keep up the good work.

  3. Good news that you are feeling better :) Meds are really a pain esp the bad after taste! Congrats on the half century and here's wishing you many more to come!! Japanese doily change purse, mmm sure you want to keep the change!!

  4. Glad you are feeling better. Cute purse. I received my copy of Lovely Lace and can't wait to start another project.

  5. A very sweet little purse! Pretty colors too :)

  6. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your coin purse is lovely and will look great in different color combinations. I am awful at reading crochet diagrams and usually wind up with something that is nothing like the original pattern. Sure wish I could make sense of it all. Mary Higgins Clark is a great author -- I don't do much reading anymore. Or watching of movies. I need complete silence and no interruptions or I get completely distracted. :) Have a wonderful week. Tammy

  7. So glad you are feeling better. Sometimes we just have to give in and see the doctor. :). Love the coin purse. So adorable. I have not read any Mary Higgins Clark in a long time. I'm off into historical fiction at the moment. Great to see you blogging again.


  8. Glad you are feeling better. And like the title of your post!

  9. Hello there

    sorry to hear you haven't been well but glad you are on the mend now.
    I love this purse so neat.....I'm off to have a look at the pattern in Ravelry....great site with lots and lots of lovely patterns

    Take care now

    Amanda :-)

  10. I lovvveeedddd this cute purse ! so neat and loved the finishing touches as well !

  11. woooow ! lovely little purse !thanks for sharing!

  12. hi,i love this pouch so much! and i just cant understand how to start at thebeginning of the diagram its so confused from the first round to the second. can u give me a little help?

    1. Hi Lucy, Start with chain 30. Then DC in 5th chain, DC in all stitches till end, 3DC in last chain, then DC in each chain on the other side and 2DC when you reach the last ch that is the end of the 1st round.
      I hope this was helpful, you can always get back to me. :)

  13. I'm going make this one. Thanks for the above steps :-) I like the color combination you have used. Have you lined it ? I will make one for my granny. I'm currently working on a intermeshing project. Not finding much time. will post it once it's done. :-)
    Your projects are all very beautiful.


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