I've named this design "Seaside Breeze Purse" just because of the colours I've used. I felt that the bright blue and green gave it a summery feeling, reminding me of lazy afternoon picnics at green, grassy parks or days at a beautiful, clear blue ocean beach.
I took inspiration for this pattern from another pattern I saw a few years ago in a knitting magazine. (I shall have to look up the name of the mag!)
Not only did I get to use up scraps of leftover wool from other projects, I was also able to use fabrics which I bought a while ago from an op shop. The lining of the purse is an old blouse, with the pocket designed using the button up front of the blouse.
This pattern was such a joy and pleasure to knit. It only took 2 days to do, which I love, although the pattern may seem quite detailed and difficult - I can assure you it wasn't.
I knitted this at the beginning of Summer last year, so I suppose that's where my colour inspiration came from. I was looking for a design that would spruce up my dark, black handbag. Needless to say this does just that.
Adding a pocket and inside lining to the design gave me the option of using it as a money purse. The inside pocket is great for holding change or bank cards, which is what I mainly use it for. The pocket is just the correct size for holding cards without the worry of them falling out and getting lost.
Tip of the day: Although family and friends may think the scraps of fabric and leftover patterns we hold on to are pieces of rubbish, we prove them totally wrong when we produce a fabulous design such as this. So my tip is to have a bag dedicated to all pieces of leftover yarn and fabric as you never know where and when you can use them!