The purse is stick-a-fork-me-done, and just in time for the wedding. I haven’t lined it yet, but I made sure to keep the cell phone, car key and lip gloss in a little organza pouch to prevent holes. I loved making this beaded evening bag, and it’s one of my completed items that I am most proud of. Having the 3D texture of the beads really makes it a fun and interesting project. I even grafted the two sides together and it looks pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. I just need to line it with some fabric and it will be finito! How do you like it with my stylin’ party shoes? Thank you, Patty for a great pattern and wonderful instruction.
Project: Beaded Evening Bag
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino – 1 ball of color #607
Needles: KnitPicks Classic Circulars US size 3
Thoughts: I used almost the complete ball of the Baby Cashmerino. This is all the yarn left over after grafting and seaming it up. A little too close for comfort but in the end it worked out great.
I also finished the three stealth projects on time. They’re for my knitster friend, Beth, who is having a baby in October. Our SnB baby shower is tomorrow, and I get to add these to her basket-o-gifts.
Project: Sock #1 from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM color #514
Needles: 2 socks on 2 circs using Addi Turbos US size 1 and KnitPicks Classic Circulars US size 1
Project: Sock #2 from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM color #312
Needles: 2 socks on 2 circs using Addi Turbos US size 1 and KnitPicks Classic Circulars US size
Project: Warshrag from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille in lime green color #1240
Needles: Susan Bates Silverado US size 8 and later Denise Needles US size 8, using 2 circs method instead of DPNs at the end
4 FO’s in 2 weeks. Not too shabby. All of these projects were so fun to make these past 2 weeks! I was in FO heaven and loving all of the yarns and patterns. All of these patterns are definitely worth revisiting, if I don’t have 15 kajillion other patterns to knit first.
Next up: I think the Simple Knitted Bodice is at the top of the queue, and maybe the Cabled Footies from One Skein for a sick friend. Have a great Sunday!