Monday, August 8, 2016

Purse Progress, Part 2

There's a point in the project when it goes from "just started" to "almost finished". I suppose most people have more of a middle ground, but not me, and not with this project. Last week, I had "just started".


On my birthday, I made quite a lot of progress. (Note: I wrote last week's blog post before my birthday, but it posted after.)


And suddenly, I was "almost finished". By Friday, I had completed the main body piece.


Before the Olympics opening ceremony I sewed those two together. During the opening ceremony I wound in the ends.


And now I have something new to contemplate. I kind of like how this looks...


But I kind of want more of a slant on the purse's flap. Something to play with.

I'd like to say it'll be done by this time next week. It's possible. But I have been known to spend weeks on the finishing up of a project.

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  1. You work fast. Like the colors you chose.

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  2. Good "background noise" with the Olympics while you are working on your project. It is looking good.

    betty

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  3. Why is finishing a knitting project so hard? I have a few that have been sitting around and all I need to do is weave in ends, but I keep putting it off.

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    1. It seems like it shouldn't take that long, but you know it will. Although, with ends, I try to weave them in as I go so I'm not stuck with just that part left. (There was this afghan made of knitted triangles years ago that taught me that lesson...)

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  4. Well, it's coming out nice, even if it still needs finishing. It's always those little details that cause trouble, isn't it? :)

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  5. It's fun to play around with the parts where you put your own touches on the project. This is when it becomes yours.

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    1. Since I'm not even working from a pattern, the whole thing becomes mine. I think this is why I started and continue to make my own purses.

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  6. One of my friends she crochet purse out of macrame cord. I was crochet a dish cloth and couldn't tell you how many time...I end up taking it a part. At present time...It undone and sitting in drawer.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Oh, is that the one you blogged about? Maybe you should try to crochet a dishcloth that is in an odd shape. Might make it interesting.

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  7. I can't wait to see the finished product. It's coming together very nicely

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    1. Thanks. Ideally, I'd have it done by this weekend. But I need to sit down and get the lining ready. That could take months...

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  8. Hi Liz - what a fun project ... and creating all the designs yourself - I await the finished product ... long may the Olympics continue - so you can finish it up! Cheers Hilary

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  9. I'm that way with books. Just starting then BAM last couple chapters. lol Looking good on the project!

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  10. Looks great! And belated happy birthday. :)

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  11. So, I'm just catching up here. You continue to amaze me with the way you can construct something from an idea. Your purse is very cool. Will you line it?
    I am into shawls at the moment. I keep knitting them and storing them in my dresser. I suppose at some point they will become give-a-ways.

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  12. Take your time, I say, and enjoy finishing the project. Beautiful work!

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    1. The not finishing is more procrastination than anything. I have managed to make more progress than I expected.

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