Yarn Along | Coin Purse

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


It seems like only five minutes since the last Yarn Along.

I'm still reading The Return by Victoria Hislop. I'm about half way through. I'm really enjoying it, it's set in Granada, Spain and goes between modern day and 1936, it's wonderfully descriptive whilst keeping a good pace to the story. I plan to install myself on the sofa on Sunday, anchored by a sleeping cat, to get it finished.

I've started a new little knitting project (my attention span is so short that I'm avoiding larger projects at the moment). I've been looking for a new coin purse with no luck, so I decided to knit one instead.

I have the wool, I have a button for embellishment (I love buttons), and the purse frame is ordered and on it's way.

The knitting has begun, although I don't want to go too much further as I need to measure it against the frame to check it's the correct width. There is nothing more demoralising than unraveling rows and rows of stitches! (is the correct term frogging? I've never understood the term).

Anyway, I'm more excited by this purse than I would've been by simply buying one.

What are you knitting and reading?

(Day 18 of blogging everyday for 40 days)

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18 comments

  1. I've read a couple of books recently which switch between time periods, I enjoyed them both. I like knitting small things, I tend to get bored when I'm on with a larger project so I've stopped bothering with them. I think knitting yourself a coin purse is the perfect solution when you can't find one you like.

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  2. Love the idea of your coin purse - can't wait to see it!

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    1. I'll be sure to share a pic when it's finished, although I did have to frog it. The frame turned up today and what I have done it too wide, so I'm starting again.

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  3. took a minute to find where to comment! fun idea, the coin purse, love the blue colour! neat about getting a coin purse frame; I never thought of that! So frogging is from this: when saying to someone 'rip it, rip it' for 'rip it back' it sounds like 'ribit, ribit' which is where the term frogging came from! my friend Wilfulmina (often on the yarn alongs with us) told me! :)

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    1. Sorry, it is a long way to scroll down.
      Ahh, now it makes sense! Thanks for that :)

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  4. I don't know why it's called frogging either. I hate it when I have to unravel stitches! I like that blue color.

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    1. Now I've discovered why it's called that, it makes perfect sense!

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  5. i have become an expert at ripping out and "yes" that's how i learned the term frogging. to me, it's just ripping out!! looks like a cute project, i like the color and texture of the yarn!!!

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    1. I thought it was quite seasonal with the flecks of rusty brown, I might have to knit one for each season... depending on how successful this is!

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    1. I can recommend the Chicks With Sticks Guide to Knitting

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  7. Love the idea of a coin purse. I can't wait to see yours:)
    Your book sounds like a good read. I will have to add it to my list.

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    1. I was so taken with the first book I read of hers (The Sunrise), that I immediately ordered another and jumped right to the top of the read pile!

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  8. You just reminded me I was going to look up what frogging actually means! I just assume it's an American term since I never came across it until I started blogging, but I've somehow never worked out what it meant. Excellent idea to knit your own purse!

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    1. I used to see this type of purse all the time but could only find tiny little ones. I just to work out how to fit the material to the frame. Could be interesting!!

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  9. That will be gorgeous, I've made a few coin purses - most of the frames you glue the fabric in.

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