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Jivewhistle
04-26-2005, 10:31 PM
You all know how I knit my mom that bag for her birthday. Well, my aunt just posted some pics from Sunday on our family site.

You can see I will have to knit my niece a purse or two in the near future!

KellyK
04-26-2005, 10:45 PM
OH JIVE...that's SWEET!

Jivewhistle
04-26-2005, 10:51 PM
Thanks KK! Jenna's birthday is in July and I think I'm going to make her a lined purse but with an i-cord instead...never done one of those..lol.

Oh, and she's totally in love with elmo!! Maybe I can try to find some elmo fabric...

brookenic
04-27-2005, 12:08 AM
Those pics are soooo cute.

Jivewhistle said:Jenna's birthday is in July and I think I'm going to make her a lined purse but with an i-cord instead...never done one of those.

She would love it. And doesn't everyone love Elmo?!?!?
The i-cord videos seems to make it look easy,but doesn't Amy make everthing easy. I'm gonna give an i-cord a try after my hat project.

KellyK
04-27-2005, 12:10 AM
OH! You should make her a purse that LOOKS like Elmo! Make it out of whatever red yarn, and hold a strand of red fun fur with it!!! Give it an orange I-cord strap like Elmo's nose!! :cheering:

brookenic
04-27-2005, 12:22 AM
oooohhhh Kelly that is a great idea! :thumbsup: Nice thinkin'

Jivewhistle
04-27-2005, 12:36 AM
Oh Kelly I LOVE your idea!!

Ya, I've never even watched the i-cord video...so I guess it's good her birthday isn't until July..lol.

brookenic
04-27-2005, 12:39 AM
You should check out the video. It seems really simple. 3 sts a couple DPNs and your good to go.

rebecca
04-27-2005, 01:50 AM
:happydance: :happydance: jive....u sure did a great job...whole fam included...i love kellyk's ideas about the purse, too!! And...u won't have any trouble with the i cord....u'll catch on in a snap!!
good job again! :cheering: :cheering:

KellyK
04-27-2005, 07:14 AM
:mrgreen:

Holly
04-27-2005, 10:10 AM
Great purse! Was it hard to put in a lining? I :heart: Kelly's idea re: an
Elmo purse! Icord sounded complicated to me reading about it, but was VERY easy when I actually tried it (for straps on a knitted backpack). I really like the look of icord, too. I actually bought cording for the backpack because I was afraid I couldn't figure out icord, and thought it would take forever to make enough for the backpack. Actually, it worked up very fast and looked much better than what I purchased!

Holly

Jivewhistle
04-28-2005, 01:11 AM
Thanks Holly,

The lining was definately the toughest part, mainly because I suck at sewing. It took me forever to pin my fabric together and sew the sides...then put the lining in the bag. I had ironed the top of the fabric after I folded it over a 1/4 inch and then sewed the lining in. I think it will just take some practice. I might invest in a mini sewing machine eventually or even buy a used sewing machine one day. You can find them in the paper pretty cheap. I would like to use a machine for everything except the top part because I've heard it looks neater if you hand stitch it.

knitqueen
04-28-2005, 11:25 AM
The i-cord videos seems to make it look easy,but doesn't Amy make everthing easy. I'm gonna give an i-cord a try after my hat project.

I'm just working on my first i-cord for a booga bag, using 5 stitches. The pattern called for 10.5 circular needle and 10.5 dpns, which I don't have, and it seemed the dpns were really only to be used for the i-cord, so I have been making it on the 10.5 circular and it's going AWESOME. It makes it so easy, I just slide the whole thing over to the other side of the circular and keep going.

Jivewhistle
04-28-2005, 12:00 PM
Oh, thats good to hear Knitqueen! I do not own ANY dpn's yet. I hope to make some eventually. But I will have the Boye set soon (yay!) so I'll be doing the i-cord like that as well.

Good luck on the booga bag! Can't wait to see pics.

:XX:

benniesma
04-28-2005, 02:01 PM
Aww, accessorizing already. What a great girl!

amy
04-28-2005, 02:17 PM
Nice purse Jive!! :cheering:


But I will have the Boye set soon (yay!) so I'll be doing the i-cord like that as well.

I've not done this, but it seems that you could also make icord using just the tips of your interchangeable needles; use them just like the DPN's in the video. You'd be knitting off the end that is threaded; since it's tapered down, seems like it wouldn't be hard to knit from. If it worked, it would be faster than sliding all the way down a cable needle. ...just a thought.

Can't wait to see the Elmo bag! :D
Amy

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-29-2005, 10:30 PM
yay jive! looks great!