Monday, October 02, 2006

Little purse

What do you do with 10 m of hand painted yarn that you can't wait to see knitted up? A made-to-measure toiletry purse for my daughter!(for stuff you'd want to hide on the trip from the classroom to the Ladies)
I tried out the Turkish cast-on which seems easier than the figure-eight technique. Here's the attempt, the purse is knitted with magic-loop and attaching the button is the only sewing needed. Now casting-on for toe-up socks doesn't seem so daunting.

I've just had another satisfying yarn painting morning, finishing remnant kool-aid and Wiltons sitting in the fridge since the last attempt. The colourway is almost the same except this time I have some projects in mind.

I used the 3 hanks of natural wool left from the baby blanket and 255 m of worsted will be just perfect for 2 small winter hats for a niece and nephew.

1. ready for micro-waving..........2. nice and dry...................3. hats....soon

These Rowan offer back issues arrived several days ago and I've got to admit this is the first time I've ever owned one and now I've got 4!!!
All six for GB 25 Pounds plus postage. Now that I'm a true Rowan fan (yarn and magazines) I'll be on the lookout for more offers like this.

All in all, a most satisfying week, don't you think?


ruth said...

love your cute little purse!! and i'm so jealous of those rowan issues....!! =D

Mimi said...

Great idea for your leftover yarn!
I like the the colours on your dyed yarn. They will turn into cute hats.
I think the Rowan offer was a good deal, enjoy them! :)

mona said...

WOW! Rowan issues!! that's a good buy!!
handpainted yarn - those are gorgeous colours. Must get back into the dyeing groove.

opportunityknits said...

The rowan mags are a good buy. Lovely colours on your yarn. And what a good idea to have a little knitted purse, I usually carry the thing in an envelope, just in case I bumped into anyone on the way :)

R a i n said...

What a cute wee purse!

Lucky go on the mag deals ;)

dknitter3 said...

I love the colors of your daughter's wee purse.