Monday, May 18, 2009

Clara's Knitted Handbag

Rapturous day! Clara finished her very last school project late late last night, and today was her first day of leisure. Her schoolwork had an unfortunate tendency to pile up this semester so the last few weeks have been strenuous for her. But: it's over! She turned happily and immediately to an almost-completed knitting project, the "Daisy" bag from Debbie Bliss' Junior Knits book.


All that was left was to sew up part of a seam. The outside is moss stitch, the lining is stockinette, and the handles are knitted right in.


She did this entire project on her own, and I'm so proud of her knitting!

33 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

That is such a pretty color and I really like the shape of the handbag.

mrs boo radley said...

This is lovely! Is that mint?

sariah said...

I love her bag- she did a great job! I am trying to learn to knit this summer while we have a lull in homeschooling.

Nadine said...

Very pretty - such a talented girl!

Saminda said...

Clara, your bag is beautiful! Well done! :)

Lisateresa said...

Congratulations, Clara - on completing your schoolwork and your cute bag! It looks like a good size.

AnnaVallance said...

That is a great looking bag and the colours are so nice.

Hopewell said...

Nice looking bag!! Well done on that school year, too!

Sarah said...

Lovely, even reversible, I suppose, depending on ones mood.

Jenn said...

How sweet! I love the mint in the bag. So glad she finished and can enjoy her summer.

Sharon said...

I would sure be proud of her too! She did a wonderful job :) It's beautiful and the color is perfect :)

The Crazy Organic Gardener said...

Last week was my daughters last week of homeschool...today much spring cleaning to be done...and many more summer books to read.

Lynn

P.s We love the bag!

Handwoven Dreams said...

Anna, I enjoy following your blog. If you ever feel like it, could you do a post about how your family homeschools, methods, schedules, etc? We are a homeschooling family and the topic is always so interesting to me. I love how classically ya'll live your lives. I was just wondering how that might translate into your homeschooling style.

Linda said...

Wonderful job Clara!! Your stitches are so nice and even.
I love the colors too - just perfect.

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful colors! What a lovely bag! She did a wonderful job.

Aelwyn said...

Beautiful! You have such talented girls!

Joy said...

Very beautifully done. Love the colors.

IMHO this should have counted for homework! I would love to have had a knitting class.

I would gladly have traded algebra for knitting. (especially now that there are calculators!)
Joy

Mamalama said...

Anna,
Just wanted to let you know how very much my Maggie is enjoying Clara's previously loved-in rosy smock. And here's a pic to prove it. :)
http://mamalama66.blogspot.com/
Robin

Tracy said...

Beautiful! I wish I could knit like that.

Randi said...

It's beautiful ... that bag has been on my project list for a while. Great job!

Sarah said...

I love the surprise of green on the lining--very pretty!

Bethgem said...

That's beautiful. I like the colors together.

Rona's Home Page said...

Beautiful bag.

Libby said...

This bag is wonderful. I'm learning how to knit now. This is such an inspiration. I'm going to look up that book!

Carol said...

The moss stitch looks so pretty. I love the color. (from MD)

KinaBolina said...

It looks just beautiful!

Shelley in SC said...

Wow, what an accomplishment!! This is really beautiful! Good work, Clara!

Michelle said...

May I ask what homeshcool curriculm you use?

Thank you,
Michelle

Carrie said...

Love the colors...beautiful!

Kimmie said...

Wow, does she want to give me lessons. I love her bag...so springy and cute. Beautiful job, keep up the knitting sweet Clara.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us what curriculums you use for your children?
Marie

Anna said...

My high school kids worked with Apex Learning (apexvs.com) curriculum. Use with caution: extremely demanding!

Flores Hayes said...

Great work with awesome color and shape!

my roomate is THRILLED with her panda bag!
she just LOVE it
hkpanda.freetzi.com

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