Due to the intense cold and bulk of snow, I have yet to venture outside and go to the local fabric store. Instead I decided to order some fabric off of ReproDepot. They always have really fun fabric. This morning I spent a long time perusing the different styles and comparing it against the purse I’m knitting. Finally I made a decision on this and expect it to be here within a week or so. Tonight when my friend comes over I plan to work on the strap.
I won’t seam the bottom together until after I’ve put in the lining. Last time I put lining into a purse I disocvered what a pain it is to do when you’ve already seamed the bottom together! This time I’ll sew the lining in a circle appropriate to the size of the purse and then seam it to the purse itself. Only after then when I’m sure it fits will I seam the bottom up. I may put the zipper in too before I seam the bottom. That seems like it’ll work best also.
I checked the status of my order from KnitPicks and it should be here in two days! That will be perfect timing so I can cast on something new with my knitting group! I definitely want to felt it, but I’m wondering if maybe I won’t do the stripes (especially since I did stripes with this purse) but instead played with a design that felted together. It’s something I definitely will have to look into more once I get the yarn. Or, if I’m feeling a little burnt out on purses, I’ll c/o the socks for my dad!