Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - the Entrelac Clutch

Hi everyone.  It's me, Autumn!
Mom has a new project going. She's knitting a handbag!
She's done entrelac before but it's been awhile.    It's tricky getting started but once you get going on it, it's really fun.
The directions sound confusing but if you follow them step-by-step, it's easy and you'll surprise yourself how simple it really is. 
The wool that she is using is called Noro Kureyon.  It natually stripes itself as she knits, which makes it easy peasy.  This is 2 completed rows. 
This is how the pattern reads if anyone thinks they might want to give it a try.  It's really fun and it's pretty as the finished piece grows longer. 
Mom finished this handbag a few years ago.  It's knit with the Noro wool too but a different color combo. When the handbag that she is working on is finished, it gets tossed in the washing machine and the wool felts and this is how it turns out. 

You're supposed to be a happy model, Maggie. Let's see that smile, girlfren!
We'll post again when mom is further along so you can see how her entrelac purse is coming along.

See you all next Wednesday.

Love,
Autumn

32 comments:

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Autumn, you are just soo adorables!!

Bet yous and Maggie are best furiends!

Me's wanted to stop by and say me's had so much fun being part of 'da wonderful contest and not only did me get peanutty butter cookies out of it's.. butt great new furiends!!
It was so tuffs to judge.. all great entries and yous adorables - me's worry when Momma looks at yous..
Me's gets a little skeery'd 'cuz hers tinks yous just so cute.. me's all like.. what about me's?

hu hu's..
Momma can't wait to see yous Momma's bag.. either can me sissy's.

Take care little miss,
Anakin Man

Autumn & Jasmine the Maltese said...

WOW!!! I hope my mom gonna reach this post. She did the knitting few years back and it seems like she NEVER finish knitting what she should have -.-"" I hope she read this post and remember that she needs to finish her job!!


Autumn & Jasmine

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Hehe, Maggie makes a cute sleepy model! You're cute too Autumn. Mom used to knit quite a lot until she got robbed of her time *gasp* by me. BOL.

Woofs,
Pepsi

Penny and Patches said...

That's really cool...yarn that makes the pattern automatically! Too bad our mom has forgotten how to knit. She hasn't even needle felted since our dad passed away. She hopes to do it again, someday, but she just can't right now!

We just loooove your mom's purse and we can't wait to see the new one!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Priscilla said...

Oh Autumn, your mom is really clever and creative. Can't wait to see your mom's new bag!
My mom doesn't even know how to hold the needles :(
~ Eva

Gus said...

That is really cool! Not that the muzzer would be able to do it, but we can admire it from afar.

gussie

Teddy said...

Wow, your mom is so creative and patient, and good at following through on projects (unlike my mom!) How interesting that the material felts in the wash like that.

Teddy

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Autumn
We love the blue handbag. It would go great with a pair of jeans. We can't wait to see how the new bag turns out.
Your mom is a fabulous knitter.
Love Ruby & Penny

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hey Autumn,
That is a super cool purse. Your momma is furry talented despite that she keeps saying it's easy peasy. How long will it take? Our snow is ice once again too. This winter is a ruff one. Maybe that's why maggie is a bit grumpy. hee hee.
norwood

Mack said...

That is an awesome purse! We can't wait to see how the new one turns out!
Sugars,
Mack

3 doxies said...

Your mom is just so talented! Props to hers fur reading da directions...dat nevers happens here.
Can't wait to see da final project.

Puddles

Sally said...

The blue handbag is very cool. :-)

Nice woooh
Sally

Corbin said...

Hehe, my mom doesn't have the patience to follow the patterns! Bravo to your momma! That looks super beautiful!
-Corbin

Sue said...

What pretty yarn! hat is going to be a very attractive handbag when it's done. Will she knit a mini version for you to carry?
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Benny and Lily said...

Hi Autumn we hope mom is making you a purse. She sure is talented. My mom made soup once, that's it
Benny & Lily

Asta said...

Autumn
Youw Mom is sooo talented. hew pwojects awe always bootiful..(I love youw scawf and hat!!!!!)

I know that Maggie inspiwes hew
smoochie kisses and happy knitting
love
ASTA

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Your Mom is so lucky that she can knit - Mom has never been able to master it and so wishes she could. She saw a beautiful baby sweater set yesterday. That bag is really nice, interesting how the color pattern develops.

Thanks for sharing, Autumn.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remington said...

Super cool! Beth made a shawl out of that yarn. Pretty! Can't wait to see it!

scotsmad said...

That's beautiful! Well done, Mom!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

mayziegal said...

Wow! That is a super beautiful handbag! Your mom is so talented. And that wool is really nifty, too! I can't wait to see the new one when it's done.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Barbara said...

You mom is SO talented! I'm so happy I have a little purse from her. I would be blown away to have a big one!

Oskar said...

You mom is so talented!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Cooper and Lola said...

You have a talented momma. Maybe she can make you a toy bag..

Teddy Bear said...

Wow, your Mom is so talented. We can't wait to see her finished work.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Bocci said...

Beautiful purse-that color mix is gorgeous!
But...way beyond Parental Unit's meager talents:-)

Wyatt said...

Oooo that blue one is sure pretty :)
Looks good on Maggie!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Thor said...

Hi Autumn! The blue handbad is beautiful! Can't wait to see the next!

Stardust said...

Not fair! Mommy can do everything!

Lorenza said...

Beautiful!
My mom used to make that and some other things... but she is lazy now!
Happy Wednesday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kess And Her Mama said...

Yr mum is a woman of many talents!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our Mom has never had the nerve to try entrelac - maybe she should give it a whirl!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

parlance said...

Entrelac - I haven't heard of it. But that blue one is simply gorgeous. My sister is into felting, so I'll have to send her to your blog post to see this lovely piece of knitting.