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Antidigger
« on: September 27, 2012 12:46:38 PM »

So I'm going on a Time Traveller's tour of a historical city soon. So I cheated. I hired a costume. It's regency period, comes with a frock, jacket, bonnet and gloves. But no pockets.  Sad

However this is a problem that the ladies of the time suffered from as well: they got round it by using the fore-runner of the handbag (purse in american): the reticule. So here is my reticule, knitted over the last few days. Smiley

It's from the Lacy Reticule pattern by Tracey Withanee. All errors are my own.

It's not totally period accurate: it's far too large, the period ones could hold a few coins and a handkerchief. Me, I want to put some coins, notes and cards in there, as well as a phone, camera, miniature brolly, inhaler, notebook and pen, timetable for the day......kitchen sink, e.t.c. Roll Eyes

I'll add a picture of all my regalia in a couple of weeks. But I might have to research period jewellery....
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white_lilyblossom
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012 01:48:09 PM »

It's cute! Kind of looks like a sea anemone.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012 02:00:43 PM »

It's lovely.  I'm sure if Jane Austen's heroines had miniature umbrellas and cameras to carry they would have made themselves larger reticules too.  Cheesy  Look forward to seeing your complete outfit.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012 07:40:32 AM »

Hurray for reticules! I think it's very cute, and I'm pretty fond of the colours and textures you paired together Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012 02:10:30 PM »

Ahh, the yarn. Well the beige is a 4 ply acrylic that I had intended to knit into a jumper for my mum and then found that the pattern was utter rubbish (and I was too new a knitter to potch it about until it worked). And the darker brown: fragments of my much loved and very very old favourite woollen jumper - it's abysmal to knit with, falls apart as soon as you look at it, and still my favourite.

Although wool feels lovely, for any new clothing has to be machine washable for me and my family.
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