I've been spending a lot of time recently either making stock or doing some other business related stuff - I''ve been really missing some relaxing crafting, particularly my colour-knitting work. Well, I can only wear so many pairs of knitted socks - I'm not an octopus, hehe :)
With that in mind, I dug out this cute pattern for a fair-isle knitted mini-handbag which I purchased on Ravelry via Patternfish.com. The design is by Megan Lacey. I'm really pleased how it's turning out - fabulous little pattern for someone starting out on fairisle projects. It's knitting up fast . . .
It's called a Blue Jeans Purse but I'm using a different colour scheme. I bought a bundle of very cheap acrylic wool earlier in the year, specifically for practicing colour work. I'm so pleased I did. Here's the pattern and the colours I've chosen . . .
I was a bit haphazard about changing the colours to what I had, but it seems to have worked out well - nice to have something on the needles again . . .
It's lovely to see how the colours blend from one to the other, which I guess is the beauty of fair isle work as opposed to working with just two colours - I love both though :) Two colour knitting (ie. Norwegian/Scandinavian styles create lovely stark, clear designs), but it's a lovely contrast to do something with more colour. I might not be saying that when I'm tying in the ends though!
I finally dipped into my Kaffe Fassett fabric and made a little coin purse. These chunky brass zips arrived in the post last week . . .
. . . I was a little wary of the weight of them, but they worked out well I thought . . .
Here's a better view . . .
I was pleased how the weight of the brass zip worked against the floral fabric and the tweed - some more for the next fair I hope :) :)
Hope you are having a good week, creative or otherwise. I have a little 'tweedie' commission this week, so better get my skates on, eeeks! . . . 'later gaters' ;-)