Monday, January 23, 2012

Finished Objects

Petite Granny Carre' Sac

It was a birthday Sunday for the "Sometimes Sunday Crochet Group." We celebrated Natalie's and Carol's birthdays at Bao Dim Sum House. After lunch we walked back to Beth's house for presents and crochet. Beth's talented husband, Larry A. baked the most delicious apple and tart-cherry pie for us! It was a faboo afternoon!

The other Mr. Larry and his Pie Creation

Among a few other small gifties, I made Carol a small granny totebag. You can see all of the particulars here on my Ravelry project page. This is a small version of my pattern, Granny Greenbag. I used Noro Kureyon wool for the granny squares.

The colorway has lots of greens and aquas in it...Carol's faves. I couldn't believe the beautiful button I found for this bag at F & S Fabrics on Pico Boulevard! F & S has the BEST button selection on the Westside. I call the bag, Petite Granny Carre' Sac.

I reinvented the lacy cowl for Natalie, using Noro Silk Garden. The cowl looks good worn long or wrapped twice around the neck into a shorter piece.

Project details are here. The lace pattern is an adaptation of the border pattern on Doris Chan's "All Shawl." I've used this pattern to edge so many different types of garments, afghans, etc. It's very versatile and looks great all on it's own, as evidenced by Natalie's Pizzo Sciarpa Cappuccio.

Happy Birthday, Ladies. I just LOVE celebrating with our Sometimes Sunday Crochet Group!!

Lori, Julie, Carol, Natalie, Beth

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At 10:22 PM PST, Blogger Z said...

How come my granny square purse didn't come out as professional looking as yours?

And also, do you have any tips for sewing fabric into a yarn crochet bag?

At 5:24 AM PST, Blogger Jenn said...

Both are wonderful!

At 7:50 AM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hi Z, The key to having a professional looking crocheted bag is TIGHT STITCHES and PRECISION. Make all your squares exactly the same size, crochet tightly and line them up with precision when joining. I followed the directions for Granny GreenBag in "Craft Activism" for the lining, utilizing a cotton tote bag bought from Michael's for the lining. I hand-sewed the tote bag to the top of the new granny bag.

At 10:05 AM PST, Blogger Z said...

thanks ellen!

At 4:00 PM PST, Blogger susanc said...

The Granny Square bag is beautiful Ellen and that button - gorgeous! You don't see beautiful buttons like that at Joanns! ;)

The cowl is very pretty too! Love the colorway.

Looks like you all had a really nice day.


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