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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Halfway through knitting sweater, realized there wasn't enough yarn to finish.. on: May 12, 2011 06:45:07 PM
I bought some beautiful Berroco Poppy yarn to make a pullover and then didn't get around to knitting it for a long time (25 years).  By the time I finished the front, I realized there wouldn't be enough yarn to finish (must have shrunk  Wink, and there was no way to find any of the yarn anymore.   Angry

So, I made a purse.  I lined it with a scarf, stabilized with unbleached muslin, and gathered the top and bottom on wooden handles and sewed up the sides.

It's dark hot pink, fuschia, and the tufts of color make it go with everything.  I'm knitting a cabled scarf with the leftover yarn.


2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Prettiest purse I've ever made on: June 07, 2008 06:45:59 PM





I found the pattern on a Jo-Ann's site.  It's technically the same as most of the reversible purses I've made.  The top is scooped, rather than straight across.  Sorry the picture doesn't do it justice.

The outside fabric is from an old skirt that I was ready to donate, when I noticed that it was the same color as a linen suit (hanging behind the purse) I'm going to wear to a wedding.  It's polyester, but feels like silk.  I lined it with cotton in the same color as the flowers.  Lining is hot pink, though it looks red in the picture.

I used Wonder Under with pieces from one of my husband's old oxford cloth shirts to thicken and stiffen the top fabric.  I squared off the bottom and put a rectangle of flexible plastic between the fabrics to make it "sit" easily.

Cost:  About $3 for the lining (I had a coupon).  $2 for the beads. 

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