Tuesday, November 21, 2006


I've finally finished my first flap purse. It's made from leftover yarns from, oh, a couple dozen projects. Now I've decided not to felt it because I like it just the way it is.

Do you ever do that - start a project with one idea in mind and then change your mind once it's finished?


Blogger monica said...

The colors are beautiful. I love it

12:19 PM  
Blogger ambermoggie said...

I love this:))
amber in scotland

12:22 PM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

Oh, Amber ... Scotland! Where in Scotland - if my asking isn't too bold. One of my goals is to go to Scotland and Ireland.

My mother was a McKenzie. Her father was born in Nova Scotia and her paternal grandparents in Scotland. And my father was a McCoy - pretty much the same story for his family, paternal and maternal grandparents born in Ireland.

What a world, hey?

1:32 PM  
Blogger Red Rocket said...


2:02 PM  
Blogger Kenyetta said...

Very nice, I like it unfelted as well.

6:12 PM  
Blogger kshotz said...

One of these days I am going to do a flap bag.....yours is gorgeous!


11:21 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

Noro Kureyon, Fran? Wow! What a fabulous job. I'm curious about the edging. It almost looks felted but I'm thinking not. How exactly did you handle the finishing? It's a masterly job! (And also just plain gorgeous.)

12:13 AM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

I worked on this purse, off and on, for about three months, and it's sort of a make-it-up-as-you-go pattern. When I got done knitting (and knitting, and knitting), I had a long, square piece (the purse) and a long, narrow piece (the handle). I'd knit the handle really tight, so that may be why it looks felted in the photo. But it's not.

Anyway, I put it all away because I was sick of it. Then recently I pulled it out and decided to finish and felt it. Because I do a lousy job sewing by hand (which is why I love the three-needle bind-off), I sewed the pieces together on my niece's sewing machine. I decided I liked it so much, I wouldn't felt it after all.

One thing it needs is a lining. I've got some bright orange that I think I'll use. Don't you just hate the dark interior of purses? What are those manufacturers thinking?

9:41 AM  

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