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Monday, November 16, 2009

Another knitted handbag completed

I just finished a handbag that I knitted as part of a custom order for a dear friend who picked the colors for this attractive looking purse. It's knitted in one piece on a circular needle including the lining. The handle is an I-cord that I personally like to knit with 4 needles (instead of 2) because I find that method less stressful for my fingers and hands. Also, I wanted a button that matched this bag exactly, so I just took one of my ordinary metal buttons and crocheted a cover around it in the same yarn as the bag, voila! You can see more images of this bag in my shop on Etsy. I crocheted this pattern of handbag earlier for my mother in Germany who wanted one in her favorite colors of lilac and/or lavender. This is the one I made for my mom last year that she still talks about and loves very much (probably mostly because I made it for her.) I can envision knitting this handbag in white, maybe with a pale silver/grey accent and then adding a sparkly bright red poinsettia on the side for a festive touch. That will be on my to do list after I get the next 15 things out of the way. Well, at least I won't be bored anytime soon.

13 comments:

Fairy Footprints said...

Doris wow you did a great job at crocheting those bags they turned out great.

Have a blessed Tuesday,

Heidi

The Beneficial Bee said...

Beautiful Bags Doris! I love your moves by the way, although Gizzy has out dances the two of you!

gin said...

beautiful purses. your mom's a lucky girl! it's a good thing that you have a lot on your list to do.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love those colors!!! What beautiful work you do, Doris, both in crocheting and knitting!

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks everyone, I feel very blessed!...and it's always a pleasure to receive compliments for what one loves to do, right?

I appreciate all you guys very much. Thanks for visiting me.

Silke said...

Hi Doris, I think you were visiting my blog, while I was visiting yours... Yes, my dad is coming all by himself. His wife doesn't like to travel and he does. So, we'll have him to ourselves for a few weeks! :)

Your bag turned out beautifully! I love those colors - very earthy!!

Ich hoffe, es geht dir gut!! Enjoy your evening, Silke

Fairy Footprints said...

♥´¨)Thank you for visiting my blog¸.+´¸.•*´¨) ¸.+*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.+´♥ Fairy Footprints in the Sand ♥¸.+´¸.•*´¨) ¸.+*´¨)(¸.•´ (¸.+´♥ Heidi ♥)

Krafty Max Originals said...

lovvvvveeeee it! wonderful work!

Valerie said...

It is a beautiful handbag, Doris! I hope you are well! I miss catching up with you on hooker ning. Your blog is looking great!

Renee said...

Doris I love your handbags and the top one is amazing.

love Renee xoxox

Julia said...

Impressive work D!! Nicely done. I especially appreciate the purple colored one cause purple rules!!!

Have a lovely day. Hope your leaves are following your orders. ;)

Samantha G said...

congrats- you got it done! And it looks great!! :)

Kerrie said...

Doris, I just adore the purses! Your work is so absolutely perfect! I can see why your Mom would be bragging and loving hers! Thank you for all of your kind comments on my blog! I do tend to sell my things for too little. I think it is left over from trying to sell hand made items on e-bay in the past on Auction with little success. There is a lack of appreciation for those items there. Kerrie