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
needles: 10 1/2


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!!


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!