A couple things I love about crochet. It is so fast and sculptural. I find it much easier to create things on my own in crochet. I can tell quickly if things aren’t working out, and adjust accordingly. This little change purse was a Christmas gift for someone. (Rav link0. It was meant to replace a similar purse, done about twenty years ago in a cotton so worn out, the drawstring had shredded and the color had long ago faded into oblivion. I started with single crochet, increasing until I had the proper size. A simple eyelet row, followed by a trim. The yarn is a cotton acrylic blend, which will hopefully be very sturdy and washable. The ties were chain stitched out of leftover hemp I had so they will hopefully be extremely durable and strong. I also loved the contrast with the cheerful orange. These are the colors of the New York Mets, an added bonus though one likely lost on the midwestern recipient of the purse. 😉
My favorite part of this gift is actually invisible in this photo. I would never give an empty wallet or purse to someone. To avoid bad luck, it is essential to put in *something*. I was on my way to give this present and realized I hadn’t gotten a half dollar or silver dollar or something to put in it. I sent my husband into the gas station with a dollar bill to ask what they had. In the middle of nothing but farmland, I didn’t have high hopes. He came out with a George Washington gold dollar coin that the cashier said had just come in this morning. Score! Christmas was saved.
I’ve been doing a lot of crochet lately. And some major stashbusting. I am just feeling so much like I want to use up everything *right now*. I had a major fitting disaster on my last knitting project (the Saturday in the Park Perfect Dress), which has honestly turned me off from making garments for a little while. I need to get over it a but, but will post about it later, looking for some suggestions on how to salvage it. Until then, expect to see lots of accessories from my in January and Februrary.