Monday, March 05, 2007

Belated FO

I should've posted about this at the end of December, or at least January, but it slipped through the cracks! This project was finished the 2nd week of December but deserves its own post, so I'd like to introduce.....


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?


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slyn said...

You so do not deserve Bobby!! I'm only kidding, you know I think you are the best! I'm so excited to see your pomatomus and finished clapotis!

Dipsy said...

Now, this *is* the perfect hubby, that's for sure! ;)
I really love the bag that you made for your niece - the colour is of course perfect, especially for a girl her age, and I so love the purple bow added to it! It seems to be big enough to hold her papers as well as all the other smaller and bigger things a girl just has to carry with her - yes, absolutely perfect as I see it, great job indeed!

Carole Knits said...

The bag is adorable. But I cannot ignore the fact that her scriptures weight 3 pounds! What's up with that?

Karen said...

Ooooh, pretty stuff!!! Thank you for The Clap picture - it's looking beautiful. I can't believe you're so far along already - you are one quick knitter. The bag for your niece is so cute too. I bet she loves it.

jillian said...

Lovely bag! Your niece will love it! And beautiful clapotis picture...what a guy!!

abby said...

The bag is very cute; I love the purple! Using plastic canvas is a great idea for bottom reinforcing.

Your Clapotis is lovely. I started mine on Sunday, but haven't gotten nearly as far. I can't wait for the stitch-dropping part!

Brena said...

Very cute bag, love the ribbon! 3 lbs of scriptures!!!!! Jeez louise.

Yay for new yarn!

Laura said...

The purple bag is marvelous! I'm glad it worked out so well for your niece. I'll bet she gets a lot of use out of it.

The Clapotis is looking marvelous. Good man, there! ;-)

And where are photos of the Pomatomus socks? Hm?

Julie said...

That is the perfect husband! I love those colors, by the way.

The bag is adorable!

Christine said...

Can your hubby talk to my boyfriend? seriously? A man saying "I guess I'll have to buy you something?" I'm surprised the world didn't end right there! wow!

LOVING the clapotis! Isn't it fun to run the stitches down those rows?