Peabody Purse

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I started Peabody, with Jared Floods Shelter yarn, way back in October, when we began this blog.  I fell out of love with it, and it has sat idle for months.  My plan was to rip out my hard work, and reuse the yarn for my Garasole afghan.  I was having a hard time actually ripping it out, and had an idea to use the sweater as a hand bag.  I am so glad I did not rip it out! The sweater was knit in the round, so all I had to do was sew up the bottom seam!  Then I used my boys leather belt from the Gap to make a strap, and the buckle for a clasp.  (Ry was worried about his belt, but I know where to get another.)  I had some of my favorite material laying around so I lined the bag with that.  Darren spent the day yesterday, sick with the stomach bug.  I know, similar to last week!  When I can get out of the house again, I am all ready to go!

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  • Colleen: September 26, 2016

    Came out so good! So glad you didn’t rip out all that work! Makes a neat one of a kind bag only you will have! How’s the big guy today?

  • Cheryl: September 26, 2016

    It turned out great, Katie!!

  • Sharon: September 26, 2016

    Are you kidding me???? That is so cute!! Love it!

  • melinda: September 26, 2016

    Looks awesome Katie, I love it!! You are so creative.

  • Darla: September 26, 2016

    Wow! Creative!!

  • Katie: September 26, 2016

    Wow! This is fantastic! And so creative on the hardware and handle.

  • jill: September 26, 2016

    you are amazing! I love it…so glad you didn’t rip it all out!

  • Katie Zahner: September 26, 2016

    MUCH better, thankyou!

  • krstanley: September 26, 2016

    Katie, I am sooo insane about this bag. Love, love, love.

  • Donna: September 26, 2016

    Love your new purse! So clever, including the belt idea.

  • Jennifer Gorton: September 26, 2016

    Wow – so super cute! And super creative, I hate ripping projects out – such hard work all wound back up – nice way to get around it with a awesome new purse!

  • margaux: September 26, 2016

    brilliant lady!! just brilliant :-) love the bag!

  • Michelle: September 26, 2016

    I would be curious to know how you secured the handle and closure. A tutorial perhaps?

  • Debe DeAngelo: September 26, 2016

    Sooooo cool – seriously!? I still have visions of this bag dancing in my head…inspiring me to finish a knitted bag I have in the “hey-I’m still here!” pile…

  • Sara: September 26, 2016

    That is the cutest bag ever! Love it!

  • Betsy: September 26, 2016

    Awesome! Love the color combo!

  • Marie: September 26, 2016

    I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to stop by and tell you how wonderful it is! I don’t knit but I have an old sweater that I’d like to try this with. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Courtney: September 26, 2016

    What a great idea! I’ll have to keep this in mind for any future projects — better than being set to “zzz” for years on end!

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