Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Colorful New Purse!

Here's the latest in my line of purses in the Loom Dude collection:




back view:





A sweet color scheme, courtesy of Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn, Lakeside color. I knit from two skeins simultaneously, 1 over 1, using the yellow straight loom, double-stranding the already thick yarn. It was difficult to knit off as a result, but the tight knit made it worth the extra effort.



The inside is cotton fabric:





Here it is in progress:













Yes, this one is a gift for someone who hasn't gotten it yet, but when it arrives it will be quite a surprise! I haven't sewn the label inside yet, but here's what it looks like:




I think it came out much better than the last label I did. I used a permanent marker for the last label, but the tip was too broad and made the writing bleed. This time I found my thin-tipped permanent marker and it came out much better. Eventually I want to get my own custom made labels, but for now my budget says I need to use the less expensive ones.
The finished purse measures 7.25" x 10.5" (minus the handles).

10 comments:

  1. what a beautiful person lucky person to get this.

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  2. lovely! have you considered hand stitching your logo on the labels with floss or thread? love love love your work!

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  3. Beautiful purse! I love using Charisma yarn with the Knifty Knitters, because you can get by with using just one strand of yarn. Man, I don't know how you managed two stands on those the long loom with those short pegs. I'll bet your hands were tired before it was over.

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  4. Indeed my hands were tired from all that pulling, but I tried to wrap the pegs as loosely as possible to prevent it from being too tight. The first peg on each row was always the toughest to knit off.

    I cnsidered for a brief second stitching my label with thread, but it was just a fleeting thought.

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  5. I agree! I think you should add your label! Great Purse!

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  6. lol....mail me your labels and i will stitch your logo on them and send them back....lol

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  7. This is so cute Greg! It's wonderful. I love your label. This is what is so endearing about the handmade!

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  8. I was wondering what you did on the bottom of this bag. Did you sew it closed or how did you choose to close that end? nicely done.

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  9. I sewed it closed first with yarn. Then I sewed the lining to the inside bottom of the bag with needle and thread, so it wouldn't move when things are put in and out of the bag.

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