Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Ball-Bearer

Free at last! Free at last!

Yes folks, my February crochet-a-thon ended this morning with a visit to the master of my office's FedEx dimension for a celebratory box hand-off. What was in that box inquiring minds would like to know? This...



Ain't it purty?

Nothing like a crocheted bowling bag to help you get in touch with your inner-plaid-pants-donning, rented-shoe-wearing self.

It's flamerific, is it not?

Even I was proud of myself. This thing is highly constructed peeps. Lots o' parts. I inserted a zipper too...not bad eh?



It actually pained me to ship this bag off this morning. I want one! However, I don't want it bad enough to start crocheting another one anytime soon. I need a serious break. Really though, I designed and executed this um, ball-bearer, in 7 days (2 full days and 5 evenings). I think I broke my own record.

Have no fear though. There be themed bowling bags in the future coming to you from LabLinoleum. Count on that.

Happy Thursday peeps! Can't wait for the weekend when I plan to crochet or knit whatever I want. So there.

* This bag is a bowling bag style purse. In no way will it hold the weight of a bowling ball. If you're a faux bowler, this is your bag...

Copyright 2007 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

33 comments:

REIN said...

wow, you have skills. are you selling these stuff?

Deneen said...

Totally, wickedly awesome!

What did you use for yarn? Answers woman!

SisterDG said...

Holy crap - that's amazing. You are such a crochet ninja! Congratulations on surviving February!

The Fluffy Ewe said...

So you are gonna give us the patteern, right? :) That is the coolest ball hauler I've ever seen.

Man, I need to learn to crochet...

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Yay, yay, yay for you! Yay for being able to craft without pressure. YAY!!!!

That bag is AWE-SOME. I love all your stuff but that really takes the cake (no, you don't need to crochet me a cake now!) It's so beautiful and well constructed and wonderful and I'm just really happy for you!

shula said...

Honey, you must crochet like a FIEND!

shula said...

ps. The Creative Genius has just discovered bowling - the only sport she's ever been any good at.

Jerry & Maxy said...

That bag RULES!

Jenn (knittyJenn) said...

i love it!! can't wait to see the future themes, either!

suddenly i have a crazy desire to bowl. hmm...

.♥.

Lindsey said...

mmm, fire...

my best bowling score ever was 11, maybe i could use one as a diaper bag?

happy march - glad you made it through february!

the_crocheter said...

I love it! How much weight it holds?

Nancy said...

SteeeeeeeeRIKE!!


Perfect game!

bunny said...

That looks terrific! what kind of support does it have inside?

kay said...

It's totally flame-liciously awesome!! Can't wait to see what else develops from your creativity.

sgeddes said...

You have managed to top yourself again! Simply incredible! I love it.

Anonymous said...

That is so cool!! You could make a MINT with a booth at the Ladies National Bowling Tournament!!

CDBear

Madge said...

Yer bowler is wicked keen, Lady L! Lovelovelove it. The flames, the purple, it's pure crochet heaven.

Samantha said...

Love it love it love it.

Did I mention I love it?

I must learn to crochet better and make one.

Fiber Deviant said...

OMG! that is too cool! that makes me want to dig my bowling ball out of the bottom of the closet and make a bag!!!!

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!

Ellen Bloom said...

Nice Work, Tootsie!
The crocheted flames are faboo! Also, the color combo is totally amazing!

The Shrone said...

That is swiller! I can hardly wait to see what else you have in the works!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Must. Have. One. Now. Is this for publication? Where?

sappmama said...

I LOVE me this bag!

You're crazy with the talent.

sylv said...

totally awesome bag, and kudos for having it featured in Craft.com..! :-P

Gina said...

Oh my gosh, how cool is that! Love your style.

Amie said...

HOT DANG! Love it!!!!

tasha. said...

Fantastic! Fantastic, fantastic. Can't say it enough! I'm suddenly inspired to roll a gutter ball or two....

rOuge biZoux said...

Ton sac est sublime!

Sally said...

Oh my Lord, this is so cool I don't know what to do with myself.

susan said...

so lovely! and i think i would take this one with a side of bacon - you are such a wit!!!!! i could wear this with my "betty" bowling shirt! perfect!

littledevilworks said...

Working on finishing one of these right now. I love it... only suggestion I would make is that the Knitscene pattern doesn't feature a side view or diagram on how to assemble. I've had trouble figuring out which end is up so to speak....the pics on your site have been a great help.

Thanks for a great crochet!

missheidi's life said...

do you think MAYBE this would hold a 6 pound bowling ball?

missheidi's life said...

do you think this would carry a 6# bowling ball?