Sunday, October 28, 2007

Felted Tote

Here is the perfect crochet tote for all the stuff we like to carry around -- crochet projects, books, diapers, etc. It felt like it took me forever to work everything out, one of the hardest patterns I've worked on and I'm not sure why. Originally I just wanted a bigger bag to carry all my stuff that I couldn't or didn't want to put in my purse. And it seemed like it would be quite easy to construct, unfortunately all these hurdles kept popping up and I had put it on the shelf for a few months until I could figure it out.

One day I spied it out of the corner of my eye and I knew I had to finish it and I had these ideas to work it out and one thing led to another and it turned out great! Nice and roomy with lots of pockets for my crochet hooks and stuff. Thick and sturdy but not as heavy as leather.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Diamonds Cable Purse

I thought I was done with cables but I kept thinking of this pattern and I finally worked it out. Made with a good bulky wool, Rowan Big Wool, it shows off the lines and pattern beautifully. Roomy yet stylish. Slightly longer handles make it easy to grab and throw over my shoulder. Easy to find hardware. Professional look. The best purse so far. Not my grandma's crochet.


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