And as promised, a few pics of the purse I made last week. (This is the second time I am posting this now as 20 minutes ago while I was writing the last paragraph I pressed CTRL and A then delete by mistake- it all happened in a flash and suddenly I was faced with a blank post. I wasn't happy to say the least but could only blame my fat fingers!!)
Somehow some stitches managed to sneak up between the beginning and the end of my knitting so the bottom was a bit larger than the top. I still don't know how I did it!! I also thought it would be nice to add some material inside as the lining and add some cute buttons on the top flap.
Here it is with the lining all sewn up. Nor perfect, but considering this is my first attempt at sewing lining ever, I guess it could have been worse. Hopefully practice makes perfect!
Here it is, all finished. I added some small snap fasteners inside and sew the two buttons on top. The black thread you can see at the bottom is not part of the purse! It was just hanging there before I tidied up!
Overall it took me roughly 3 hours and the hardest bit for me was to sew the lining as I'm not an expert in sewing to say the least. This is the sort of project that is easy enough and doesn't take ages to complete.
With this and my lovely, snuggly snood, I can't wait to start another project! I have a few ideas for the moment: create a little bag following my purse pattern but making it a big bigger (I bought loads of material for lining this week-end, back and white and red & white dotted material, big oversized 60s buttons...), make myself a little cape using the same needles and sort of wool as my snood, and try my newly acquired circular needles by - why not- knitting a beret? (By the way, the 6 Nations start next week-end, I don't know how France will fare this year...)
Until next time,