For some reason that song seemed to go well with this post. “If you’ve got the notion…” or in this case, the Notions Purse from the Purl Bee blog.
I made this for my friend Susan as a belated birthday gift. For a knitter it can hold those little notions we don’t want to misplace in our potential plethora of knitting carryalls. Pictures again by M Taylor Long.
The project was quick and satisfying. It forced me to crochet a little as well. The button is crocheted around a large stitch marker. It was a little awkward at first, but pretty satisfying in the end. I will probably make more buttons like this in the future, but the Clover stitch markers I used were flexible. I think something more stiff would work best, or possibly doubling them.
I don’t know what kind of yarn I used for the button (miscellaneous scrap), but the rest of the purse was made with Malabrigo Silky Merino. It’s glorious stuff. I still have some sock yarn from my last Christmas that I haven’t used. Be warned, the Alcaucil color is far more black than green, as it appears on their website. I don’t know if I’m into black socks, but I think they’ll make a beautiful lace pair one of these days. I think half the fun is making outlandishly colorful socks.
Still on the needles: simple stockinette socks for a friend with ginormous feet, Copper Penny socks in a baby blanket kind of colorway for me, and Ishbel in a rusty orange color for my friend Elaine. As these end and some needles are freed, I plan to get going on the Minimalist Cardigan, which I’ve had the yarn for since last summer, and some socks for the boy similar to these with my usual toe-up magic loop two-at-at-time treatment. Always thinking ahead.
And if you just want a laugh: Le Le – Breakfast