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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wool Lover Blog Hop

Pieced Brain 

I've been waiting for a while to be able to show you this.  When the blog hop first came up I wasn't sure if I wanted to take part; what would I make?   I agreed to do it before I had any idea what I was going to make.  Many knitting projects take too long and spinning while fascinating to watch often results in a skein that looks better in person or once knitted up.    Felting is not something I'm good at and nor is crochet; though I do make a mean dishcloth in cotton. Cotton though is not what was needed for this hop so I kept thinking.  Sewing was an option and I did have a possibility for making a shawl for my historical outfits, but then the latest installment from the Vintage Purls Winter Sock Club arrived and all my problems were solved!

Each winter there is always a colourwork pattern in the club, several times these have been socks which would have taken too long, last time was a tam which would probably have been ok, but this time was the cutest thing ever!

May I introduce you to Bunnybags aka Miss Moneybags.
Yarn is leftovers from other Vintage Purls projects; in its prior outings this yarn became a pair of bug socks and a pair of bug mittens.   It's lined with 100% wool felt and sewn into the frame with wool too.
The inside, not as neat as I'd like; never sewn one of these up before and it was quite awkward.

The bottom, this is a moss stitch derivative; ignore the crumb, not sure what that's from.
I knit this in the round using stranded colourwork; one colour in each hand.   It is steeked (a narrow area knit with the intention of cutting the yarn).

  I've really enjoyed this journey for the Wool Lover Blog Hop; here's the schedule for the rest of the posts in this hop; please go visit everyone and leave comments; there will be some amazing items!

Here is the schedule:

Monday, September 23

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25
Maria do Carmo (Pieced Brain will be hosting!)

Thursday, September 26

Friday, September 27

Hallbrook Designs



Wendy B said... Best Blogger Tips

cute purse...only wish I could knit! :/
sugary hugs :o)

Vera said... Best Blogger Tips

Cool idea! Looks great.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips


Thank you!

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

@Wendy B

I enjoy knitting, it's always nice to turn out a pretty project. Thanks for the compliment and if you want to learn I'm sure there will be classes locally to you :)

Mara said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent idea!

Martina said... Best Blogger Tips

Su cute! Have to knit one too! Love the pattern on it very much!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice

Sheila said... Best Blogger Tips

Really sweet little coin purse , love the bunnies!

Elizabeth Coughlin said... Best Blogger Tips

Your bunny coin purse is really wonderful! I love the design and the colors you used.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a great coin purse! Love the way it looks in that black/color combination.

Lyndsey said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your bunny purse, great work.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Rachelle, Your Miss MoneyBag is very very beautiful. I love the two Hare designs very beautiful indeed. Happy to meet you. Hugs Judy

patchouli moon studio said... Best Blogger Tips

Darling coin purse. I made several of these in fabric and yes the sewing to the frame its awkward and the stitches do tend to show a bit inside which is why you want to match the thread you sew the frame to the lining fabric color so it isn't as noticeable. I love how you did the moss or seed stitch on the bottom of the purse. Plus great colors!

tink's mom said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful job you did on this purse. wonderful design, great work getting it set in the frame.

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Such a cute idea!

Denise Russell said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! That is soooo beautiful! What a wonderful idea... You are a gorgeous knitter. Maybe I will be like you when I grow up!!!

Karen in Breezy Point said... Best Blogger Tips

The bunny bag is adorable!

Nanbon44 said... Best Blogger Tips

how cute your bunny design is..

Teresa in Music City said... Best Blogger Tips

Awwww... that little purse is just too cute :*)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Sweet little coin purse! I like the coloring! And of course the bunnies are adorable!

Quayceetatter said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty bunny coin purse and nice job on Knitting!!

Kathy MacKie said... Best Blogger Tips

Well done, sew cute!

Purl Buttons said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! I have been on a knitting jag lately!I enjoyed your work.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said... Best Blogger Tips


Debi said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely adorable! And a great use of wool inside and out. Love the cute name as well--LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips


Thank you

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips


Thank you, if you follow the link to the pattern it should be available for pre-order if you're interested. I don't get anything from any sales so recommending cos I like the artisan who designed it.

Carrie P. said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love it! pretty little woolie, and such nice work.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

The colors you choose are fantastic! I love scrolling through this blog to see all your creations! The blues and greens positively glow!!
Cathryn in Corvallis

Kathy H said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute purse. I have not tried those purse frames yet but they seem to be harder to use than I thought.

jan said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow oh wow - I just love this little purse. You did a great job. I can knit/crochet simple stuff and wish I could learn to make something like this - it is adorable.Thank you for sharing.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Cobi said... Best Blogger Tips

I just LOVE your bunny purse. lovely pattern, great color choice, I want to make one too! now I'm off to explore the rest of your blog.

Sallie said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

java diva said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so impressed with your colorwork and the colors are my favorite!

Truly Myrtle said... Best Blogger Tips

I saw that little purse pop up recently - it is so cute. My girls would love it.
Love the idea of the double yarn at the bottom and your colours are just lovely.

Createology said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh My the amount of knitting you put into this uber adorable little purse is amazing. Very beautiful. Woolunderful hop and thank you for participating. Creative Bliss...

allcounty said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Cute... only to have the talent to try this project. I can knit but not like this. Thanks, karin E.

Carol said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! Wish I could knit after looking at your lovely bag.

TheStylishHome said... Best Blogger Tips

super cute! LOVE IT! (and...I think that crumb might be evidence of a cookie that doesn't exist anymore? hee hee)

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

So so cute :D

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