Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Couldn't Say No

Someone called and asked me to donate a purse for a silent auction that they are having here in town. It's for a very sick woman. I, of course, said yes. I haven't knit many felted bags since I bought my front loader washing machine. Felting is still possible, but not quite as seamproof as the top loaders.
I'm okay with the outcome. There are a few creases that you can't see (created by being late to the washer to pull the purse out). It will do.
My favorite part: the handle. I bought it a few years ago while visiting NYC. If you ever have a chance, stop in at M and J Trimmings. It's a mecca of every accent piece you can think of: buttons, lace, beaded trim, handles, appliques. I could go on and on.
Pattern: Sophie
Lamb's Pride Bulky
purple
needles: 10 1/2

7 comments:

MadMad said...

Oh, my gosh, that is soooo cute! LOVE the handle, too - it's perfect!

a friend to knit with said...

i LOVE that color, jane....
so lovely of you to do.

i had a hey day in m&j trimmings. not this trip but a previous trip. LOVE that place!!!
maybe we should meet there! ;)

rosemary said...

It's beautiful Jane! Who ever wins it is very lucky.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous bag and that handle is fab!!

Tanya

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love that purse. What a perfect color for autumn and the handle is gorgeous!

ColorSlut said...

Wow. What a great bag. It is perfect!

Rachel said...

Wow--it's a beautiful bag Jane!