Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It's Finished! And it's CUTE!

Look everybody, I have actually FINISHED a knitting project that I started. I have recently decided that it is due to my committment issues, that I A: am still single, and 2: have a stack of scarvelettes, hatlettes, and other unrecognizable things on needles that I may never finish, no matter how much I want to.

The success of the bag has inspired the ordering of more skeins of Valley Farms Berkshire from Webs for gifts for my friends and family. I think the Lamb's Pride Bulky is a little too bulky, so I am going down a weight for the gift purses. Valley Farms is a really affordable price ($4.99!!) compared to the $7.99/skein I spent on the Lamb's Pride.

I discovered a really cool store that deals in vintage fabric and found that they sell "phatties" (which is a funny word) of fabric which are about half a yard each and perfect for the lining. I may get crazy and make small makeup bags out of these perfect little "phatties", or I may just hit the Sally Spicer friends and family warehouse sale and call it a day.

This is what I came back with from the last sale.
Sally & friends are handier with the sewing machine than I am,
and Hot Diggity Dog, her stuff is cute!

I thought I would knit the handle to the cable purse, and I knit about 20" of a 2x2 rib with a cable down the middle, and it was just too bulky, so I found these beautiful vintage wooden handles at the vintage fabric store that work very well. I think I'm going to have to re-sew them, as they seem a little crooked, which annoys me when I carry the purse.

I have had several requests for the pattern - email me your photos or blog link of the finished product! I'd love to see what you all have come up with.


Blogger Vanessa said...

What is this Sally Spicer warehouse sale???

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