Here are the 2 little purses I made for my sister and Melissa for their birthdays. The red one is for my sister and the purple fringy one is for Melissa. Melis got hers yesterday and I just sent Heather’s today.

I’m pleased with the way they turned out and I LOVE the buttons I found at the Tangled Web. They were perfect!

red bliss!

purple passion!

They are just the right size for going to a club or out somewhere nice when you don’t want to use a clunky purse.

I’m all set for my trip. I leave tomorrow at 9:30pm. I’ve taken the day off work to finish packing and spend some time with Ken, who arrives from Arizona late tonight.

Do you think it would be bad to shout “Opa!” when the plane lands in Athens?

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4 Comments on Discotheque

  1. Stella
    October 9, 2003 at 11:25 am (14 years ago)

    Thanks!! I had such a good time making them.
    The purple one is done in purple classic cotton and purple, fuschia, silver eros held together. All garter stitch. No lining.
    the red one is done in red berroco softwist and berroco mosaic fx in rainbow colors. I wanted to do fringe on this one also, but there wasn’t enough of the mosaic left to do it.
    I think I cast on 25 for each bag. Just garter stitch until it was long enough to fold over with a flap and then sewed up the sides. The strap is i-cord and is long enough so you could wear it across instead of just over the shoulder.
    I sewed the button on the front of the flap and sewed a snap on the inside. That way I didn’t have to deal with a buttonhole and could use any sized button as a detail.
    the purple one is a much tighter piece. Lining really wouldn’t be necessary because the cotton makes it really stiff. the softwist, however, has some stretch to it… if i had time, i might have lined that one, but i think it will be ok as long as she doesn’t load it with stuff. Just some cash a lipstick and an ID and you’re ready to go.
    Can’t wait to see yours when it’s done!

  2. Jackie
    October 9, 2003 at 11:14 am (14 years ago)

    They’re GORGEOUS!!!
    What yarn(s)! What stitches!! Did you line them? This inquiring mind (who is purse knittin’ as we speak) wants to know!!

  3. Lisa
    October 9, 2003 at 3:44 pm (14 years ago)

    Those are adorable little purses; really, really adorable! My sister was asking for one, and these look just like what she was describing to me.
    Of course you should shout OPA! Have a wonderful trip!

  4. Stella
    October 9, 2003 at 7:51 pm (14 years ago)

    thanks!! I’ll definitely shout OPA! now that someone else thinks it’s a good idea. 😛
    there are more details on how I made the purses in the comments section of
    the post. I hope it helps you make a cool one for your sister! They are so
    fast and easy and look like you did LOADS of work!


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