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funkyhooker
« on: February 25, 2006 06:15:28 PM »

I know I saw a pattern (thought it was knitty but I guess not) for a little dainty change purse with one of those snap closure tops.  I thought it was called the "girlfriend bag" or something like that but I've googled it and searched and searched with no luck.  I was really wanting to lay out a plan for a new project tonight.  DARN!  Has anyone seen anything like this?  I think it was done with featherweight or slightly larger yarn and as I recall it was pink and may have had a little cable up the front.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006 06:39:28 PM »

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTbestfriend.html

Yup,, it was knitty.. FOUND IT!
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006 07:11:35 PM »

wow thats really pretty...

i wish i could knit
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006 08:05:40 PM »



Here's what I have so far.  I'm using Yarn Bee Intrigue in Blushing.  It has a lurex glitter in it and is much prettier in real life.  I've never done anything in size 2 needles before so this is challenging for me!  The cables are actually nicely accentuated believe it or not.  You might not be able to tell in the pic.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006 08:19:43 PM »

i really really wish i could knit... haha that looks beautiful so far
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006 06:45:06 AM »

Thanks for posting this, funkyhooker. I recently got a Hello kitty change purse in a swap, but if I hadn't I'd be making this TODAY. Where did you get the snap top?
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006 06:57:05 AM »

Holy smoke,, do you know how much I paid for the stinkin' little snap top?  $13.99 at Hobby Lobby!!!  I used a coupon naturally but WOW!  The knitty site recommends http://www.mjtrim.com/index.aspx and if I ever buy another one it'll be from there.  My ACMOORE or Michaels or walmart or Joanns didn't have them.  The one I got *IS* really pretty but I'll wait on one to come to me by mail next time.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006 09:20:19 AM »

Holy smoke,, do you know how much I paid for the stinkin' little snap top?  $13.99 at Hobby Lobby!!!  I used a coupon naturally but WOW!  The knitty site recommends http://www.mjtrim.com/index.aspx and if I ever buy another one it'll be from there.  My ACMOORE or Michaels or walmart or Joanns didn't have them.  The one I got *IS* really pretty but I'll wait on one to come to me by mail next time.
Wow...wondr if I could find on at a dollar store to mutilate?
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006 12:13:39 PM »

I've checked into things like that and the problem is that those are "Crimped" and when you pry it open it looks junky.  This one has tiny little holes so that you can sew it on.  I dunno.,,  I'm gonna keep looking for a cheaper source even though I've already  bought this one.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006 12:42:48 PM »

I've checked into things like that and the problem is that those are "Crimped" and when you pry it open it looks junky.  This one has tiny little holes so that you can sew it on.  I dunno.,,  I'm gonna keep looking for a cheaper source even though I've already  bought this one.
I was afraid of that crimping thing...I might consider Frenkendrilling it with my dremel (Just got one for Christmas & I'm constantly looking for excuses to use it!)
Yours is really pretty. I'm just pretty broke  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2006 05:04:10 AM »

You know what sucks?  I don't think I'm even going to be able to use this one.  As my stitching grows (it's so pretty btw) I don't think I'm going to be able to cram the edge into this one.  I'm going to have to get a BIGGER one.  Yuck.  I'm hitting the goodwill today so who knows?!  wish me luck!
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2006 07:14:26 AM »

You know what sucks?  I don't think I'm even going to be able to use this one.  As my stitching grows (it's so pretty btw) I don't think I'm going to be able to cram the edge into this one.  I'm going to have to get a BIGGER one.  Yuck.  I'm hitting the goodwill today so who knows?!  wish me luck!
Goodwill = good idea. Hope you find something. The GWs in my area are usually nothing but corporate logo golf shirts of defunct dotcom startups.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2006 10:27:58 AM »

Didn't find one daggone thing.  Not even any ugly purses I could steal hardware off of.  And now I feel liike I must bathe......... eeewww,, one drawback at rummageing at the GW.  Here's today's progress tho

I made one of the "long" sections between twists too short but I don't think anyone will notice once I fold it in half.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2006 07:03:46 PM »

Snap closures:
Often you can find nice quality ones on older/uglier thrift store purses.  Just a thought.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2006 07:07:29 PM »

wow funky hooker!

thats really pretty...
have i mentioned i really wish i could knit?!
oh... i have? yeah the statement still stands...
if for nothing else then to just make one of these!
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2006 07:58:37 PM »

So here it is.  The best friend bag (MY version) from knitty.  I decided to try and use the enormously expensive clasp I bought and I think it looks cute!  Even if it WAS a pain in the arse to sew all that fabric and knitting into it.


This is the yarn I used.  I wish you could actually see how sparkly it really is!

Here's the finished product! I LOVE IT!

NOT happy with the inside.  Had to cover it with ribbon and it looks tacky but when I sewed in (CRAMMED in all the fabric into the smallish clasp it looked quite messy.  I tried some real pretty trim but it made it too thick to close.

Here's a pic of the edge this clasp had on it and you can see why it was a pain.
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2006 08:10:23 PM »

looks very fancy! i like it alot!!
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2006 05:36:43 AM »

Oh I'm a sucker for fuzzy sparkly little things. That is beautiful. Good job.
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