Monday, July 3, 2006

Born on the 3rd of July

The Mr.'s grandma turned 89 today. I hemmed and hawed about what to make/buy her for her birthday. This is a very special lady to me. I love her dearly and try to spoil her a lot with little things here and there. She is one of those people that really appreciates small, thoughtful things...she sees time spent on making something as really special so she's the perfect person to knit something for. Since she also has a "thing" for purses, I decided that Twitterpated was going to be for her. I'm very proud of this bag because even though I knit...I DO NOT SEW. No really, not even button repairs. It's that bad. So imagine a person who doesn't even know how to repair a rimmed seam, lining a bag for the first time. It was NOT PRETTY people. It took me about 2 hours. Yes, 2. Like I said, it's bad. But she came out beautifully. I made a few modifications to this bag too. I couldn't find handles that I liked anywhere so I just decided to knit some up and add a few D rings. I think it turned out great. I also scored the lining for only $1.20 a yard at Joann's in the bulk bargain bin...ROCKET...it was EXACTLY what I wanted...something feminine but also with a vintage look and the red in the flower matched the bag perfectly!

Twitterpated was made with about 2.5 skeins of Cascade Cotton Rich on size 7 and 10 Clover Bamboo needles. I absolutely love this yarn!

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Now The Mr. laughed hysterically at this picture...he thought it was SOOOO funny that I still took a picture knowing that the flash would show up...BUT BUT BUT, I wanted you to 1. see that I am NOT the perfect Mrs. Clean because of the nasty state of my bathroom mirror and 2. see how cute the bag looked when slung over a shoulder. :)

Le bag...with the camera wristlet also making a nice appearance in the picture as well..clearly I'm a knitter and not a photographer.


Well, I'm off to curl up with some Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea and watch some Bill Engvall on Comedy Central. I hope everyone has a great 4th of July. Remember to say a Prayer for our brave heroes that are defending our country and are giving us this freedom to celebrate!

Posted by Wannabe @ 8:36 PM

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I love the bag, it's a great color. The lining looks really good too, what a nice birthday present!

Posted by Anonymous Sara @ Tuesday, July 04, 2006 6:29:00 AM #
 

The bag is so great. The color is cool and (coming from another who does not sew) I am very impressed by the lining. I am sure grandma will love it!

Posted by Anonymous Erin @ Tuesday, July 04, 2006 11:35:00 PM #
 

I'm sure she will adore that bag. I do.

Posted by Anonymous TripkeHughes @ Wednesday, July 05, 2006 10:30:00 PM #
 

Did she like it?

Posted by Anonymous TripkeHughes @ Sunday, July 09, 2006 10:11:00 PM #
 

SOOO Cute!! What a great bag and the lining looks wonderful! You have super fantastic taste in fabric!;)Well done Lady!

MaryMo

Posted by Anonymous Mary @ Saturday, July 29, 2006 9:31:00 PM #
 
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