Thursday, May 31, 2007

Girl's Night Out

Usually I find the yarn long before I find the pattern, but in this case, I found the pattern first. Then pondered about it long and hard. Did I need yet ANOTHER knitted purse that I wouldn't use? I'll admit to being a bit of a yarn snob, but I'll also admit to being a big bit of a purse snob. I loooooove bags. A lot. But when I saw this, it was so cute, I knew it had to be mine.

The pattern is Girl's Night Out, from KnowKnits. You can find it as part of a Tilli Tomas kit at KPixie. It's even on sale! However, I won't knit in Tilli Tomas because of their known price fixing attempts of the yarn market ala Sarah's Yarns. I love Sarah, she is so sweet and I appreciate her business model, because on top of great prices, I get awesome customer service AND her yarn shows up the next day. And I am from the generation of instant gratification, so I NEED that. ;)

I used Twisted Sisters Mirage in Coriander for this bag. It's 52% Rayon and 48% cotton. It has a lovely sheen that is just what I was looking for in a silk substitute. (Is silk really durable enough to stand up to a NY girl's night out anyway???) The pattern calls for the silk to be knitted double on US8's so I did just that, and followed the directions exactly as written, and I am pleased. I can actually see myself carrying this bag to dinner.

As a side note, if you like fast projects, I finished this bad boy in three hours. Talk about instant gratification.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Bee-yootiful bag Nicole! xox Kay