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.