Sunday, January 15, 2012

Beaded Change Purse

This is my first knit beaded change purse.  I'm very excited about it.  This is an area in knitting that I had not explored before.  I love learning new things in knitting and I'm really happy to have accomplished this one.  I bought my kit from Purse Paradise.  The pattern for this one is called Elaine.  I also bought the Danielle kit.  It's a little bit bigger, I think.  Elaine didn't take me too long to knit.  I think I will be making more of these little beaded purses.  These little purses take size 8 DMC pearl cotton, size 11/0 seed beads, and 1 pair size 0000 needles, except I found that the size 0000 was just too msall for my eyes, so I used size 000 knitting needles.  Unfortunately, that size is not available in the craft or knitting stores in my area, so I also ordered them from Purse Paradise.  You can find some purse frames at Joann's, but only one size.  So, it's kind of tricky finding all the materials, but once you do, it's so much fun to make these!  The knitting itself is very easy, the sewing of the bag to the frame a little tricky, but not bad.  It wasn't bad at all, in fact.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Flying V Scarf

Here is the picture I promised of the Flying V Scarf from the book Esquisite Little Knits.  I dug out my book last night so I could make a copy of the pattern.  I think I might be making another one of these soon.  Both of these scarves are great examples of easy patterns that look really complicated.  I like those kinds of projects.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf

I haven't been working on very much related to knitting lately, but I dug this scarf out a couple of days ago and I've been working on it.  I love this pattern.  It's so easy, but it looks so complicated, and best of all it's free.  You can find the pattern here.  I sure wish there were more patterns like this for free.  There is another pattern I absolutely love, but it's not free.  It's called the Flying V Scarf and the pattern is in the book Esquisite Little Knits.  I have one that I've made and I'll have to take a picture of it and post it.  It's another easy scarf pattern that looks so difficult.  Variegated yarn brings out the best in both of these scarves.