Monday, September 08, 2008

Blue Monday

Today for Blue Monday I am sharing my BLUE JEANS purse that I knitted. Sometimes I find a pattern that I think would be a challenge and try it just to see if I can! I saw this kit at a local yarn shop and bought it. The pattern and yarn were included. I altered the pattern a bit to add the flap and the button. I feel more secure knowing that I can close it.

I think one of the reasons I like to knit for other people is that I hope they will use what I make. I, for some reason, don't like to use what I make. I want it to stay looking nice. I have made a promise to myself that I will use this purse this fall!!! You can all hold me to it. One of my friends that I knit with liked it so I made her one for her birthday last summer. She told me she uses hers. I should follow her lead.

Sally of Smiling Sally is hosting a Blue Monday event. She has invited anyone who would like to join in to do so! Go on over to her blog and see who is playing today!
take care,


Darlene said...

I LOVE that are so talented to be able to knit like that. You better believe I will use my market bag....don't worry about that....

Have a great day of school today!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
I love your purse. I wish I could learn to knit. It looks a little complicated to me! LOL

Have a great day,

Smilingsal said...

My husband was looking over my shoulder as I read your post aloud. When I scrolled down to the picture, he said, "That's nice!" (Now, this is a compliment from a MAN who doesn't usually notice anything!)

It IS a beauty, and you certainly should use it. What a talented person you are!

Beverly said...

What? You didn't tell me that I wasn't supposed to use all of the beautiful things you have knitted for me!!!

Too late, and I wouldn't have listened anyway. I love using all of my pretties.

Have you shown me this bag before? I love it. Now get it out, and use it!

Debi said...

Oh Dawn, that purse is GORGEOUS!!! I don't know how you could not use it...I'd totally want to show it off if I was you! So next, we want to see a picture of you actually carrying it, o.k.?

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful purse! So much talent. I would love to be able to make something like that.

Jeanne said...

Well Dawn, I am used to being your early comments. I slept late this morning. Thank you for your sweet comments on my post today. I should frame that photo.

Your handbag is outstanding and an original. I am picturing your house full of hand knitted treasures when you are old and ready to go to heaven. Your kids are going to say, Mom, "why didn't you use those things?" Now we have to do something with all of this stuff. At a yard sale, those treasures will sell for nothing. Wow, My imagination went off on a tangent. smile.

Moral of this comment. USE THAT BAG GIRL.

Love you and your wonderful talent to knit...Jeanne

Grandma Faith said...

Great purse, you are quite talented!

artis1111 said...

Dawn this is so pretty! Happy Blue Monday. Kathy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I sure wished you lived closer to me.Then I could get you to give me knitting lessons!What a great job you did!
Have a blessed day Dawn!

ellen b said...

Oh! I love this purse you knitted! Fabulous. You should be proud to carry it around this fall!

Kim's Treasures said...

I love your purse! You should use it proudly! It goes great with denim!

Have a great first full week of class!


Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Super cute pattern on this bag! :) Hope you fared well during Hanna! I thought you were in CA. Hope your first day with the Kindergarteners went well! :) ~Rhonda

bj said...

This is a beautiful purse...boy, you really do fabulous work. I never learned to knit but sure wish I had. My mom could knit so pretty but I never could get interested enuf to do it when I was younger.
I love your blue post!

Shelia said...

Hi Dawn!! Oh, I just love this purse you've knitted! You're very good. Use it, dear, use it!! Thanks for coming by my tea party. If you threw a party, I would love to come!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Llyn M said...

Cute bag! Happy Blue Monday!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Dawn; I love your purse it is so cute. You are great with a pair of knitting needles. Hope you are getting some rest, with all those little ones I would be in bed by now. ha ha Have a great week of back to school.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn
That is a lovely purse! You did a beautiful job and of course you should use that purse proudly this fall. I wish I could do something like that. Its so nice that you enjoy knitting for others...that certainly would put a smile on their face.
Thank you for sharing your Blue Monday.
Thank you for visiting my blog also.
Have a nice evening.