SUNDAY PURSE FOR GIRLS
Pattern: Rick Rack Purse by Susan Lawrence
Pattern Source: KnitPicks Patterns
Yarn: Cascade 220 in purple hyacinth (body); Cascade Quatro in malta (trim)
Needles: Clover Bamboo 24" circular size 10 1/2 US
Notes: Early last year my neice (pictured) asked me to knit her a bag for her birthday that she could put her scriptures in. I thought this request was interesting and ironic, (but only those of you who know my past will understand why). My little sister and I scoured the internet to find something that might work and when we ran across this pattern, we crossed our fingers and I purchased it. The pattern was clearly written, clever, and a quick knit. Since almost everyone I know has knit with Cascade 220, I don't have to tell you how good it is. The base of the purse is sturdy, but I added some plastic canvas for extra stiffness since the scriptures being held weigh about 3 pounds. It worked out perfectly! The only thing that would've made this better, would be a lining with a small zippered pocket to hold some paper and a pencil. Otherwise, it's perfect!
In CURRENT knitting news, Pomatomus are blocking, I've started Zephyr Socks, and at Karen's request, I've included a photo of my Clapotis in progress. The colorway is so not "me", but I'm actually starting to like it. I remarked to DH last night that I had nothing in my wardrobe that would match this (since he picked out the yarn). I fully expected him to give me one of those "looks", but instead he said, "I guess I'll have to buy you something". Did I marry the perfect man or what?