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Topic: Isabeau Purse - THIS PATTERN RULES!  (Read 3260 times)
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WendyZ
« on: July 17, 2006 07:42:40 AM »

This is my new favorite knitted item! 

I used this pattern: http://www.chezplum.com/?page_id=30

...and some leftover Kool-Aid Dyed Wool of the Andes. 

Everything I need to carry with me fits in it as evidenced by this:

I know you can't see it, but there's a checkbook, wallet, cellphone, compact, lipbalm, a few lipsticks and a fold up brush.  Imagine what I'd carry if I had a bigger bag!!

Here's a close up of the lining and the cool magnetic snap I bought at WAL-MART!


Thanks for looking!
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spiderdust
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006 07:52:32 AM »

Oooh, so pretty!  Everyone's version of this looks great, but I love the colors on yours the most!
The lining looks really nice as well.

What flavors of Kool-Aid did you use to get that great purple color?  I've read that it can be difficult to achieve.
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WendyZ
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006 08:10:01 AM »

THANKS!!  I used grape Kool-Aid, but a LOT of it...and I think I may have supplemented it with some blue and red food coloring, I can't remember b/c I dyed it last Christmas Smiley  The other color is from black cherry, so that may have helped the purple!
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006 08:22:49 AM »

wow, just went in to check what's new in Crafster, and here you are with a new purse !! Love the colors as well, and interesting how you made the handle longer (or not ..?). Did you make it in garter stitch ?  So glad you like the pattern btw..   Cheesy

Oh... and as always, how about sending me pics for my Gallery..?   Wink

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WendyZ
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006 09:01:06 AM »

Yes, I did the handle in garter stitch - I got a little lazy!  And the handle is a little longer, but again, lazy - I just started knitting while watching Lord of The Rings and stopped when I ran out of yarn!  I don't think I was paying much attention...

I'll send you some pictures today.  Thanks for a great pattern.  I look forward to getting the bigger versions of it for some Holiday gifts!!  And your shrug is awesome, too.  I guess I'll have to get that one...

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