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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I heart purses

Project Details:
Pattern: Sophie, from Julie Anderson for Black Sheep Bags, modified handle
Yarn: Cascade 220 (7816) and some scrap yarn for accent
Needles: Size 9 circulars, 16" (pattern called for 10.5's)
Started: end of March 2006
Finished: April 11, 2006

I'm really proud that I've finished this gift on time. It's for a friend whose birthday is tomorrow. Though I knew it would only take a few hours to knit, I started about three weeks ago. I mostly worked on it during Sip 'n Knit at my LYS, but today I had to knock out 20" inches of I-cord so that the bag could be felted and dried by tomorrow.

I modified the handle because of my experience with using this bag. Sophie's twisted I-cord handle tended to roll off my shoulder, which is where I would wear the bag when loading groceries into the car, browsing at the mall, etc. So I nixed the twisted i-cord and just did a basic strap. This purse is fun and is great for a beginner. The only sewing required is using the kitchener stitch to attach one end of the finished handle to the bag.


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