Monday, August 1, 2016

Purse Progress

The last time I blogged about my current projects, I talked of starting a new purse...


Shortly after this picture was taken, I frogged this.

It's a fairly straightforward story about needle sizes, stitch pattern characteristics, and fabric density. But as it will only be interesting to fellow knitters, I won't go into it. I went up a couple needle sizes, started over, and realized that yet again something was wrong.

So, I again started over.

Now it looks like...


The problem? I had cast on too few stitches, so the purse was going to be too narrow. But instead of frogging attempt number two, I bound it off...


I think I'll use that as the flap. I just need to figure out triangular pieces to add to the sides, and then it'll all get sewn together. I have a couple ideas...

It's hard to see at the moment. Especially as I'm making it up as I go along.

Maybe I should just go back to making Pokeball lip balm holders...

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  1. Hope it all comes together in the end.

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  2. Its neat how you play around with patterns like this and aren't afraid to start over again :)

    betty

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    1. What a nice way to put it. Usually I get groans of terror when I talk about ripping things out.

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  3. I can't wait to see how this one comes together. :)

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  4. I think it will make a nice purse once you get it done :). You just how to figure out how to make it work. And I know you will.

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  5. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    1. Thanks. I'm kinda anxious myself... ;)

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  6. Ugh. I hate having to frog something. Had a cowl I was knitting and I ran out of a yarn that was discontinued so I had to rip it up. ><

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    1. At that point, I'd make it a design feature. Find a complementing yarn...

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  7. Looks good so far. Great patience and attention to detail.

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  8. Looks good but a too narrow purse is as good as no purse :-)

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    1. Thanks. When I saw the yarn I knew it was the one.

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  10. You'll think of something. I have confidence in you! But, to get the creative juices going, put it away for a couple of months and make money off the Pokemon Go craze. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, well, my lip balm holder is out there. No takers as of yet.

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  11. I'm not sure what you mean by frogging but I hope you don't give yo. I think this will be something really beautifully done in the end

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    1. I put the link there for the definition. It's kind of a joke. What do frogs do? They "ribbit". When we "frog" something, we "rip it".

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  12. Oh goodness. That would make my eye twitch! Good luck figuring it all out :)

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  13. I wouldn't know where to begin in the first place. ~grin~ I do wonder how in the world you would keep a yarn purse clean. Is there some sort of spray like my trusty Scotchgard products? Happy crafting!

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    1. The yarn is machine washable. I can throw it in with a load of clothes.

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    2. Duh. Silly me. That makes sense.

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