Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Purse

My daughter picked out this purse pattern from the book Pursenality Plus. This is the Double Delight. She picked out the colors, beads and handles. This is what it looked like when I finally finished knitting it. So far so good. I thought it turned out quite nice. This is before felting.

It didn't shrink as much as I would've liked so I felted it twice. It appears to be much larger than the photo in the book and what my daughter would like it to be. I tried to come up with other ways to decorate the purse so that she would be happy with it and use it. She suggested making it into a bag with a drawstring around the top for a closure.

I thought that would be a great idea and realized she was going to use it to lug her things to the pool. As I looked for some sort of drawstring and embelishments I realized that this was becoming an expensive project...the yarn alone was around $27.00. Mind you, I had bought beads and handles too. I did find some neat handles in the curtain/tassle department, and the right color too. Then I found some very nice buttons. I thought they would be nice to hook the handles onto. Dummy me wasn't thinking. I only bought two buttons and I needed four.

I was so excited about my purchases that Iwas determined to finish this purse Friday night. I had to make a run out anyway to Wally World so while I was there I checked out their sewing department and bought more buttons, different from the original. Finally home, I began my task of finishing the purse. My husband put in a movie, Jarhead. I worked on knitting the loop that would be the closure for the purse. I knitted during the whole movie and finished about the time it was over. The rest was tedious but I finally finished!

1 comment:

Ragged Around the Edges said...

the bag is sooooo cute. I love the buttons. What a great choice.