Sunday, October 16, 2005

Felted Purse - Part Deux

So I took my little numbers and made my calculations and have actually come up with a pattern. These were my inspirations: Winecozy from Knitty, my favourite little green purse I bought in the Eaton Centre in Toronto, and a can (or two) of Diced Tomatoes. Can you see where I'm going with this? Do you think the wine in Winecozy had anything to do with why I ended up with the Diced Tomatoes being part of this project?!

Then I knitted up this baggy thing and 10 feet of I-cord for the handles that I finished knitting this morning watching
Corner Gas" dvd's. Emma knits and crochets on that show, not to mention that it's Canadian and it's FUNNY! Eric Peterson who plays the crotchety old man in it is also in a serious video I use for harassment training at work. Now I can't do a training session without getting the giggles when I see him on there!

The purse is in it's first run the wash right now, so hopefully I'll have more to report soon.
But while we're waiting for that I'll post this gratuitous kitty pic. That's my girl Tabitha, sitting in one of her favourite spots when I'm on the computer. Notice the "Corner Gas" dvd, and of course a beverage for the cook! (it was Thanksgiving when I took this)

... ok; I'm back. The purse has been through two full heavy duty washes. It's felted up really nice and tight; I'm really happy with it so far! I've just finished stuffing it with two 28oz cans of diced tomatoes (I just know you were wondering when they were coming into the equation!) and sewn it up until it dries. I should mention that I had to really force the cans to get them into the bag to stretch it to the right size. Have a look see!


bitterknitter said...

What a cute bag! I can't wait to see it finished with handles and everything. You have such a pretty kitty!

Jacqui said...

Thanks Emily! I had a lot of fun with this. I'll probably make another.