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brookehanna
12-15-2006, 02:52 PM
These are finished purses made for my family in Texas.

Sueet Suede from Knitty
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTsueet.html
Knit in Berroco Suede

Pattern is straight forward and pretty easy. I would knit in the round instead of the fold in half and seam method. I think the gusset would lay better with this modification. I would also recommend a size 6 needle. I used a 7 and is a bit too holey for my taste. Of course, your gauge will vary. A liner is a must with this yarn otherwise it will sag terribly. This is for my niece. The flower pin adds a nice touch.

Girl's Night Out from Pursenalities Plus book
Knit in Galway

I liked this purse in the book right away. Looking back I think it was the way the purse looked with the magnetic closures that really caught my eye. Well....after much searching I was unable to find any magnetic closures or buttons that I liked at all. I put the purse away until just yesterday. I decided to spruce up the ugly flap with some needle felting. I just used the black Galway yarn. You'll have to take my word for it that the needle felting looks much better in person. The handle is from the Exclusively You collection over at http://www.leisurearts.com/all_skills/ey/

And last but not least:

Shayna from Berroco Bags #251
Knit in Berroco Suede and Suede Deluxe

Let me first start by saying the designer of this pattern should be made to lay naked in a bed of the itchiest wool on earth and have their feet poked continously with size 000 knitting needles. Ok...deep breath. I hate and loathe this pattern. The directions could have been so much more clear with just a little more explanation. The design itself is really impractical for anything more than occassional use. The bag looks cute as can be..but imagine how annoying that fringe on the flap will get after trying to reach your ringing cell phone or take out your wallet. A liner again is a must with the suede yarn. It is very stretchy and will sag. There is also a large (insane) amount of hand sewing/seaming on this purse. This is for my sister who is on the rodeo committee in Houston and loves Western looking stuff. I hope she enjoys it...I am proud of it..but I don't ever want to see it again :wall: ;)

That's it for now... I have a few more FO's to post.

shellebelle216
12-15-2006, 03:00 PM
Very pretty...My fav is the Girl's Night Out!

DoulaLyndsey
12-15-2006, 03:14 PM
Great purses! I :heart: the girls night out bag!

kblue
12-15-2006, 04:06 PM
Wow those are some fabbooo purses but OMG :shock: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "Girl's Night Out" :inlove:

ae
12-15-2006, 07:29 PM
they're all gorgeous!!! my favorite is the sueet suede. maybe seeing this one will inspire me to overcome my fear of lining bags and make one!!

nonny2t
12-15-2006, 07:49 PM
Very, very nice from a handbag junkie!

Jan in CA
12-15-2006, 08:17 PM
Those are fabulous!! :notworthy:

ecb
12-15-2006, 09:05 PM
at least a Making bag addiction is less expensive
AND
you can give away once you are done with it
and no one gets offended
even though you have already had your fun

ecb

meg
12-15-2006, 09:38 PM
oooooo!!!! they are lovely! :heart:

Andrea
12-15-2006, 10:32 PM
Everything is gorgeous! And I love your reviews too! :cheering:

rorygilmore
12-15-2006, 11:26 PM
i want the girls night out purse!!!!! Those are my favorite colors!!! :cheering: :cheering:

KnittyKitty
12-15-2006, 11:36 PM
OMGoodness! Those are simply gorgeous! :cheering: Excellent work! All of them are beautiful!

Jennie8
12-16-2006, 02:57 AM
wow!!! sooooo beautiful. my fave is the sueet suede. :heart: thanks so much for sharing.

brookehanna
12-16-2006, 11:17 AM
Thank you ladies. I find it interesting that so many of you like the girl's night out purse. That makes me feel better. Before I added the needle felting I just wasn't very pleased with it. :D

MarDi
12-17-2006, 04:00 PM
All three are gorgeous! My fave is the sueet suede :heart:

nadja la claire
12-17-2006, 05:17 PM
I love them all :heart: :inlove: Beautiful work :cheering:

Nadja xxx