Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Nantucket Purse

This afternoon I cast off my Nantucket Purse. I am using the DROPS pattern 98-54. This is my second version of this bag. The first was a tighter knit, as I was using Rowan's Cotton Rope, which is fatter than the yarn I chose for this project, Peru Naturtex Partners Pakucho Organic Cotton. I wanted this to have a slightly looser, beach bag kind of look than my first bag.

I ended up calling it the Nantucket purse for two reasons. First, the beachier, loose, casual tote look, and second, the recipient had visited family in Nantucket every year of her life. In recent years, she has hauled her surfboard(s) out to the island.

The recipient of this bag may be a hard core brainiac law student sporting bus cas at a prestigious Boston school, but I know she is a beach loving California girl at heart.
Buttons purchased at Britex, in San Francisco.
The bag was a bit hard to photograph as a whole right now, as it has yet to have its lining sewn in, or its handle attached. As before, my friend at Sew Bella will be adding these last touches, and then there will be a proper FO photo shoot and post.

Until then, enjoy some shots taken at the botanical garden in Golden Gate Park.


Sarah said...

Rosie, it is beautiful and Amelia will love it! I had to rip out the baby blanket today and start anew--I'm not so fond of it at this point!

Stacy said...

Oh, I'm totally looking forward to the final shots of the bag. It looks amazing!