Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Making a silk purse out of... silk yarn.
Girlie has discovered that knitters enjoy making stuff for people who appreciate it. :) She liked her scrubby hemp facecloth* enough to request a complete set of them. I found this silk skein on clearance in Seattle, and its pinkness - brighter than the pic reveals - told me I had to pick it up for her. The finished purse is lined with a mottled pink cotton fabric and has an interior key loop. The handle is a velvet cord knotted by Girlie herself. No sow's ears involved.
* She finally let it dry long enough to get a good portrait! She says the stitch reminds her of those sweaters that Irish fisherman used to wear, with the design identifying which village they're from (in case of an overboard disaster).