Monday, September 25, 2006

Chic on the Halfshell

That's the name of the purse I just crocheted. No, I didn't make it up. It's the name of the pattern. My version is a little wonky--I'm not sure it could be called "chic" but it's still pretty cute. I talked David into visiting the yarn shop in Katy with me (Sugar Land has none) and this pattern was available there (free!) with a very cute little white example purse. I had some wool/acrylic blend yarn (what the pattern called for) just sitting at home with no real plan so I worked it up. Unfortunately, I had about 5 yards too little and ended up finishing the handles with a khaki color, which coordinated fine. The wooden button helps pull the whole thing together, in my mind. I really enjoyed the rows on this proejct. I've done plenty of crocheting in the round, but nothing where I only made partial rounds. I really had to trust the pattern--sometimes it seemed to be telling me to do something made absolutely no sense at all to me! In the end, though, it was all good.


kim said...

Way cool! That is a PERFECT girls night out bag!

Katy said...

I took it to a bachelorette party tonight and got lots of compliments! A couple of girls said they'd be willing to pay you for one... :P