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« on: September 08, 2008 06:09:56 PM »

Loved knitting the Brea purse and would love to knit tons of these, but I oh so hate the seaming and lining so I probably never will.  

But I'm particularly proud of all the stuff I recycled.  First of all, I used a thrift store sweater I unraveled for the yarn.  The yarn was actually leftover from the Starsky Jr sweater I made my daughter.  The best used yarn I ever purchased, lol.  Here is the Brea in it...

But after using a thrift store sweater, I just didn't feel right purchasing something new for the strap, any excuse for more thrift store shopping.  I found this belt at a rummage sale at the local high school for $1 and it benefit their music program so I couldn't resist even though black wasn't my first choice.  But the price was right and I wanted it done.  Here it is with the strap.

I thought, perfect, I have an old black and silver zipper at home that would match.  But by the time I got done getting the lining ready and pined in and realized I forgot to sandwich the zipper in between, I didn't have the patience to bother with the zipper and just figured I'd go with the button instead.  I choose a purple one from my sewing box figuring it was dark enough to somewhat match the strap.  The lining was from my sewing stash too, but I do think I bought it new at some point, so the whole thing wasn't completely from recycled stuff, but close enough.  Here is the lining.

I'd highly recommend this pattern, quick and fun to knit, if you have more patience for putting things together than I do.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008 06:17:09 PM »

Wow, great job! I love the colour of the yarn; it really gives your stitches good definition.

I will definitely be making one of those bags soon!

« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008 06:26:02 PM »

This is a gorgeous purse!  I love the color and the patterns.  you are a master knitter Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008 06:48:01 PM »

you did a terrific job with this purse..so cool
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008 08:00:21 PM »

You just made me fall in love with this bag all over again! I carry around one in a dark grey tweed and I don't even notice the cables anymore. Pinkkkk to the rescue! Your lining is cute, too.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008 08:07:07 PM »

The pink definitely makes the cables more noticeable (I didn't even notice that the inner part of the cable looked like flower petals on their model).  Great job!


Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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