Tuesday, August 21

Knitty woman!


Ooh, I tell you, when I finished this on Sunday I felt fantastic. I couldn't have been fuller of pride. I was tickled pink.

Yes I know, enough already. But here it is for all you doubters - the finished handbag! All the trauma was worth it - now I realise why I ripped about six different versions back. THIS was the image I'd had in my head right from the start and I was really proud that I'd had the tenacity and determination to get there in the end!

Technical details are a bit sketchy, although I may try and draft out a pattern in due course as I've got a few notes tucked away. The handles are just long lengths of stocking stitch that curled themselves into the right shape during their spell in the washing machine. The tab was made from the original swatch that I felted for a second time, and the garish button is for the photoshoot only. I have a nice tasteful black button as a replacement once we've done the pics for Ally Pally. It took just over two balls of Sheepshop's Wensleydale Longwool - I could have easily done it with two if I'd made a smaller swatch. The yarn is good and hairy, and felted beautifully - very difficult to see the detail here, but it looks great in the flesh!

Hurrah!

6 comments:

soapturtle said...

That turned out quite well! :)

Nicola said...

Yay! Well done you! I couldn't quite visualize what the desired end effect was going to be, but now I am very much impressed, glad you are pleased with the finished result.

Maggie said...

That's a really fabulous bag! Actually I rather like the bling button - have a weakness for shiny things! ;-)

rahime said...

That is officially Really Cute! Nicely done!

anna said...

Ooooh, pink!!! AND with a gold button. :-D Yeah, I love it. It's always worth it when the project turns out well like this. Great job!

Dana said...

It looks great! You must be so pleased!