Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New purse!

Well, almost.

This is my current project. You might notice it is NOT a sleeve for a cardigan made of Valley Cotton on size 2 needles. I am an inch away from finishing the first sleeve, but my fingers are TIRED.

So they are taking a break with this:

It is a purse I am working up on size eight needles. The fabric is for the lining. It is knitted in one piece. I have finished one side and the edge:

Now I just need to find some handles and we are good to go.

Since none of our local stores sell handles (without purses attached) does anyone know a good online supplier of such things?

As soon as I am done and sure it worked out I’ll post a pattern. It’s pretty simple, and a good way to use a small amount of pretty yarn.

If I finish the body of the purse today I'll post, but now we are off to the beach!

I know, I should't gloat, but really this will probably be our only winter in sunny Florida, so we might as well enjoy it.


ErLeCa said...

I love the colors in that yarn. It's going to look awesome. As for purse handles, have you gone to JoAnn's or Micheals. Most craft stores have some.

candsmom said...

Your purse is looking fantastic! The colorway you chose is just beautiful. Have fun at the beach!! We may not have snow, but sun and sand are some of the fringe benefits to living in the tropics. ;-) Take care! :-)

chittavrtti said...

Also Lacis in Berekely, CA has them. They do have an online shop***CV

Bear Knits said...

Hancock Fabrics also sells them. I can't wait to see the finished purse. The yarn looks so pretty!

tammy said...

We sell them at our shop. our online store is not up yet, but we are doing mail order. (we are down the road from Laci's in Berkeley.) otherwise the above mentioned sites, as well as jimmybeanswool.com, & mjtrim.com

amanda said...

That yarn is lovely!