Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Its in the bag, baby

I decided I wanted to make a bag for a good friend of mine. She's very selfless and is a real sweetheart and deserves a little treat. This was made using the Funky Purse by Suss Cousins. The pattern is available in Hollywood Knits. Its a great book, full of all kinds of patterns.

The bag itself was easy. Took a couple hours maybe. I had my mom line it this past weekend. I sewed the handles to it this afternoon. I used a lovely blue-green color of Patons Classic Wool Merino. I've only seen this color once. I wish I'd bought more of it when I had the chance. It was really soft and I think it is a great color.

There's really nothing to discuss about this one. Its a pretty straight-forward project. Easily a weekend knit. And inexpensive enough. I used embroidery hoops for the handles, so they're a little flexible, but still have plenty of support so the bag can hold its shape.