Photography, when done well, is art. I hope you
have been enjoying the beauty of Sarah’s
photographs as much as I have. I feel I could
almost reach in and feel the softness of her yarns.
I, on the other hand, have been gently told that I
am lacking depth of field and have been benefiting
under Sarah’s tutelage.
At the next level, we have our friend Arlette. She
is on top of our photography skill totem pole. This
wonderful photo not only beautifully shows Bella's
new Chunky Cable Knit Purse, it conveys a sense of
excitement and love of the purse that we may feel
but could never have captured.
The Chunky Cable Knit Purse is yet another project
debuting at Stitches this year. The purse is lined
and has structure so its usable, comes with feet, a
magnetic snap, and the choice between our new
leather, cord, or heavy chain straps. As always, we
encourage knitters to 'Build Your Own" project by
offering lots of options -- several yarn colors, 3
stitch patterns, and a variety of fabric lining
colors and strap options.
And yes, I said straps -- not handles. You can
carry these bags over your shoulder. (The straps
will be available by themselves so you can add them
to any of your existing purse projects.) They
really make a difference in finishing off all your
is the All Over Cables purse project from Bella, of
course. I was a little nervous about this project
-- not because of the knitting, which is tons of
fun and goes quickly -- but because it involves two
words I'd previously been skittish of: Hardware and
Sewing. My last project involving Hardware was a
set of Ikea shelves. I didn't realize you couldn't
just drill those puppies straight into
drywall...oops. Shelves don't really work as such
when they are practically falling off the wall at a
Cable_interiorThe purse, it turns out, is a cinch.
I even managed to use an Exacto knive to install
the magnetic clasp without stabbing myself once --
quite a feat for a klutz like me -- and better yet,
I did a pretty tidy job of it. Even the sewing was
super easy, made more so because I skipped sewing
in an (optional) pocket because I so impatient to
finish the bag.
I've already purchased a Trellis purse project
(gorgeous Eggplant colored Pastaza, black lining,
and black straps), which I will knit as soon as I
can fit it into the rather ridiculous