These are both from the HP swap (round#8); I made them for my partner (she's already received so I feel conscious-clear about posting pictures).
I'm relatively new to knitting (learning as of April) but am REALLY enjoying it. I wanted to make my swap partner something from her wist and decided on the HP scarf; I thought "how hard can this be?" thinking I could just do stockinette stitch and go back and forth (not realizing I needed to knit in the round). After I'd completed 4 bands I realized something was very wrong. Rather than pulling out my work I started again- this time in the round. I cast on 68 stitches using cascade 220, each band is 15 rounds/rows. I slipped stitched the ends together and added the fringe. The scarf is 6' long and 9" wide- it took me about 20 hours to do the whole thing but I am so proud of how it turned out
But then, after I was done, I still had that piece in stockinette stitch laying around. I decided fold it in half, seam the two sides together, crochet the top and add some handles (and a swirly flower)- alakazamavoila and I had a purse. I lined it with canvas (facing toward the knitting) and PUL facing inward (so it would be waterproof on the inside; the canvas helps the knit purse hold its shape).
Thanks for looking! Happy craft mistake.