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« on: July 29, 2004 03:29:28 PM »

I looked through all the other threads to find one that had finished pictures for this purse, but I couldn't find any. If there are, mea culpa  Smiley.

Anyway, after knitting this bag earlier this year and being disappointed with the size, I decided to make another and make it longer. My daughters say that I should name it the "craptacular" charm bag as the yarn that I used (Bucilla Triple Tweed . . . the ball band was so old that the glue was crumbling) was so ugly that it was gorgeous. I tried to pay homage to the 80s and all things preppie by introducing pink and cables, but the cotton yarn that I used wasn't the best choice - live and learn. Instead of using a Chinese charm, I used a Poetry Dog Tag that says "wicked."  I also added pockets on the inside for my cell phone, pens, keys, and other riff raff. All in all, I am fairly happy with the results.

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004 04:55:25 PM »

that really takes my breath away.
it looks like you used a really small needle, anyway I'm impressed. <3
I like it better than the one in stitch n bitch <333
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2004 01:18:16 PM »

that's a really nice variation.  do the cables run all the way down the bag, or just in the pink?  that yarn _is_ very weird, but somehow neat. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2004 08:55:15 AM »

The cables are only on the pink . . . in hindsight, I would rather have them run all the way down, but I like it the way it is too. I acutally had to add some stitches to make the pink even in number so the cables didn't cause me any "math stress". The yarn is cool when knit, but looking at it in the skein and actually buying it was a leap of faith.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2004 10:15:34 AM »

quick question:
where do you get the circle handles and how much do they cost? I would love to make this, but have almost no money for knitting right now, so projects must be reasonably cheap. (though I have about 4 more projects on my list ahead of this one, I like thinking ahead)

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2004 10:33:52 AM »

I got my circle handles at Walmart. They had them there over the summer. I got bamboo ones and clear ones. I believe they were $4.00 for each set.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2004 10:40:49 AM »

I bought these particular handles at a bead shop in Manhattan (down the street from Mid Town Comics where my husband was shopping) for about $9. They are a bit bigger than ones that I had seen in Wal-Mart and I never was very successful in finding Tortise Shell handles in the past. I have seen the bamboo ones at Wal-Mart for about $4 same as Illanna24.

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2004 11:17:53 AM »

cool, thanks! I will definately check out walmart then (much as it pains me to shop there!) Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2005 12:24:06 AM »

I got the circular bamboo handles for less than a buck. I found them at a .99 cent store in the Grand Central Market in Los Angeles.  Kiss They were attached to a hideous little purse, which I threw away. Check out the Chinatown in your area too, if you have one.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2005 04:37:09 PM »

This is my Chinese Charm purse.  I bought the yarn and the handles at JoAnn Fabrics.  It will be going to my best friend in San Diego.  This purse is so gorgeous I just bought a bunch of yarn from WEBS so I can make it for me and some of my co-workers.  

The handles are a bit crooked, and I thought about re-attatching them, but my mom likes it this way.  Of course, she loves everything I do.  She's so great.  Smiley  Whenever I go home, she sews in all the yarn ends on my projects.  

This was my second project ever and I thought that it was a great starter project.



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