Thursday, August 31, 2006


Well, here it is Thursday and I have not been able to work on Tuesday's purse. This new job is really putting the kabash (?) on knitting time :). I was at orientation Tues and Wed night, this is prime knitting time, I sit and watch the Tigers and knit knit knit. Not so this week. Hopefully this will be finished tonight, no meetings, only have to take son #1 to the hockey rink for practice. I have an order for 2 green purses, I bought the yarn yesterday so it is sitting and waiting. Then there is another order after that. Man oh man....both jobs start next week, so no knitting what-so-ever during the day.

This purse will be the test for the magnetic closures. The ladies at had a lot of good ideas for hiding the hardware. Big purchase yesterday, hot glue gun. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tuesday's purse

Here is the purse I started last night, and will finish tonight, or tomorrow. This purse will have the long handles, but I'm going to have to make the I-cord thicker, I'm afraid I made the I-cord too thin on the first purse, but hey, it was my first attempt. The colors are Wild Oak (light one) and Chocolate Souffle. YUM. This purse is for my friend Adriann :). Her birthday is soon.........

Also, my sister has a friend who would like me to make her 5 - yes 5 - purses!!! Oh my, I will be busy over the next few weeks, when will I have the time?? Back to work on Tuesday. I won't have all those free days of knitting, knitting, knitting.

And finally, I am participating in a Knitted Purse Swap, the body of the purse is done, but I still have to do the finishing (sew up the sides and sew on the handles) but that doesn't have to be mailed until November. That purse has bamboo handles, not knitted. I'll post that picture after my partner receives it, don't want to spoil the surprise.

Monday, August 28, 2006

All felted

Here is the long handled purse felted. I LOVE IT!!!!! The colors don't look so good against the purple of the laundry room, but it is very nice.

I must give credit, where credit is due. The purse pattern is from, it is the Unpattern for the Button Hole bag. I modified the pattern by adding the handles. I also use Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn,, I love the way it felts.

Same purse, different handles

I am so excited, I learned how to make I-cord, so I decided to try long shoulder handles on the purse. Love the colors, I was trying to use up my stash. This is the pre-felted bag.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The purse that started it all...

This is the very first knitted/felted purse I made. I was very proud of myself. Now it seems that everyone wants one.
I have made 2 in green, 1 in rust/orange and 1 multi colored. The multi colored purse was made with Lion Brand Landscapes. It is a "fun" purse.