Sunday, September 26, 2010

Knitting Project: From Inspiration to Handbag

Inspired by the compost bucket of all things (click here),

and having yarns in my stash I felt were close enough to those colors,

I started a knitting project to make a felted handbag using an adaptation of a basic pattern.

I knit the main color of the bag a lavender similar to the blue potato peelings and the flap a contrasting garden green, though not quite the same as the green of the leeks or tomatillo husks, with a seed stitch border.

I felted it in the washing machine then added carrot-colored embroidery and an earthy-looking button. It's an inspired NOT earth toned, earthy handbag -definitely NOT everyone's style- but I'm kinda liking the funkiness.


  1. I love the carrot scrapings! It's a cute purse- good inspiration!

  2. Thanks! I wasn't sure if anyone besides me would like this design so it's great to have imput -not all my ideas are good ones!