Monday, August 15, 2016

The Purse Is Coming Together

According to my posts counter, this is post #1900. (I'd wait and say something when it hits #2000, but knowing me, I won't even notice until that occasion has passed and I'm on post #2003 or something.)

I had hoped to have a finished purse to show off today. Alas, these finishing bits are taking me longer than anticipated even when they're going fairly smoothly.

Last week, I was here...


I started to add little triangles to the top flap, but that ended up being way more annoying than expected for less than stellar results. So, I frogged that and decided I liked the look of the smaller square flap just fine. 


I decided to line this with bright orange fabric...


...just because. (I like to attach the fabric to the body of the knitting. It makes the finishing a bit more complicated, but I like the finished product better.)

And then it was time to start on the sides. I only had to rip out and recalculate the first side once. It wasn't quite what I had envisioned, but it was going to work. Then I went to work on the second side. Which should have been cake, right? But no, I had to rip it out once as well before I got it to almost, kind of work...


While I was doing that, I also started on the strap. Which I don't have a picture of. But (mostly so I can find it next time), here's the strap I'm making. (It's the technique I used on my last two purses, and I'll probably continue to use it until something better comes along.)



Progress is being made. Hopefully, I'll have finished pics for next week. Just so long as the rest of it comes together...

32 comments:

  1. Wow on 1900 posts! I only have 339 and I have had this blog for close to 5 years.

    The purse is indeed coming along. I admire your patience in working to get it done the way you want it to be.

    Betty

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  2. Really close!
    That's impressive. I haven't even hit a thousand yet. And like you, I'll probably miss it when I do.

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  3. 1900 posts! That is more than impressive. As is that cute purse you are working on!

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  4. That looks like a LOT of work. You're doing a great job!

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    1. Thanks. It's not that much... It'll be worth it for the year or so I carry it around with all my stuff in it.

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  5. Congratulations on you 1900th post. I just noticed the other day that I'd posted my 1600th one. :-D

    And your bag looks lovely. I love the contrast of the orange lining.

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  6. 1900 posts? That's incredible.

    I can't wait to see the purse all put together.

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  7. My post today made 1800 for me! I should have had a celebration of some kind. Your purse is looking really good!!

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    1. Noting that it happened is celebration enough, I think. Congrats.

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  8. It looks good. I'm always impressed by the amount of work you put into your projects. And I wasn't sure about the orange lining, but it looks pretty good in there.

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  9. Once it's finishing, it's going to be worth all the pain. =D

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    1. Oh yes. Especially once I start using it all the time.

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  10. You are reminding me I have a blogging milestone in a little more than a month. This post brought back memories of crocheting a purse some 45 years ago. Never again! I don't have that kind of patience. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  11. Impressive post count! I have no idea what my count would be as I’ve moved my blog twice in the last nine years, but it’s nowhere near 1900, that much I’m sure of.

    I love bright linings on bags. So much easier to find things. Trying to find a black wallet in a black bag is like entering a cave without a flashlight.

    VR Barkowski

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  12. Can't wait to see it. Love the orange :)

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  13. I like that orange lining. It's quite a unique piece isn't it.

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  14. This purse is really coming together. I like the bright orange fabric with the neutral outside. Can't wait to see it all completed.

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  15. It's looking good.

    Will a crocheted purse hold much weight? Or will it damage the purse and/or strap? I always wonder about that because my purse weighs a ton.

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    1. Depends. This one will hold what I usually carry in my purse, so it'll work for me.

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