Sunday, May 17, 2009

How to Juice a Purse

I hit a couple of finishes at once so I'm sharing! Here's the Fish Cozy, done at last. There was even a chance to make an initialed hem, so... Coolness, huh? You can see the lace finish, too, although it's a little blurry.Cowboy Christmas is hurrying toward doneness, too. As you can see, I'm sewing down the binding. It's about half-done. Hope I'll be telling you it's finished, too.
And I thought I'd show you how I finished the Juice. I knitted and knitted until I was down to about three yards of yarn. Then I turned the whole thing inside out.
I'd read about something called the 3-Needle Bind-off. It sounded like it was just the ticket.So I searched online and found a video tutorial, followed it, and voila! There are others, but this is the one I used and had success. This is what success looks like.Turned it right-side-out again and I added the handles. I didn't really care for them in the standard installation, so I flipped 'em and created a kind of echo to the shape. (That's how I do my hair, too.)I carried the purse yesterday and it didn't fall apart, so that's success to me!

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