Monday, January 3, 2011

Diamond Wrist Warmers and Elephant Coin Purse

With a whole ball of yarn left over after the last set of fingerless gloves, I decided to knit a second pair with a thumb gusset. This pattern was designed for a much larger hand than mine, but I didn't feel like ripping it out after I had finished the first one and made this discovery. So I just knit the second glove with fewer stitches cast on and it came out perfect. One of those patterns you have to concentrate closely on to ensure you don't mess it up. Still find I have some large holes to stitch up where the thumb joins the base. Maybe I'll figure out why that happens eventually. These are the Diamond Hand Wristwarmers by Micah Hazlett.




I recently discovered that a friend of mine collects elephants (not live ones thank goodness). Always wondered why she had a giant plush elephant on a chair in the living room, but I never noticed the curio cabinet behind it that had the most amazing collection of figurines. As a little New Year's gift, I crocheted the Crochet A Little elephant again, this time in pink. I made a quick little zippered change purse and sewed the motif on the front. On the back I sewed another of Wendy's tatting motifs. It has just enough batting to give it a little body.



23 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful wrist warmers - the diamond shape is such a nice little detail. And the pink elephant is very cute!

♥ Nia said...

"not live ones" lol!! thank God ;)
Your pink elephant looks lovely =)

Karen said...

Annie, these gloves are just as nice as the last ones, and I really love the little elephant purse. The story about your friend's curio cabinet full of elephants reminds me of my mother, she collected elephants and had her own cabinet of elephants, too!

Jackie said...

Your posts always inspire me! I need to cast on for something new knitting wise and I need to learn how to make those little zippered bags.

I'm sure your friend just loved the elephant you made! Too cute!

Liz said...

The elephant is adorable - especially that little flower at the end of his/her tail! So cute!

Ranae said...

Nice finshes!
My sister use to collect elephants, but never one with the trunk down because the luck runs out, it has to be up

Jan said...

The wrist warmers are cool, LOL!

I bet your friend doesn't have a coin purse like that in her collection. Really cute.

Carol said...

A crocheted elephant! I think you can crochet just about any animal, Annie. I'll bet your friend loves her new change purse.

Glad you figured out how make the second glove fit your little hands--they really are very pretty :)

Blu said...

Cute wristwarmers and a gorgeous coin purse.
Your crochet is just amazing!

Theresa said...

Love the wrist warmer, and the pink elephant, too~~~

nima said...

wow...beautiful wrist warmer...

i love the little zippy purse too..

Miss 376 said...

the elephant is shown off to good effect with that fabric, another wonderful gift

shakatak66 said...

Lovely mitts, the pattern's great - and that elephant purse is really cute :)

KarenV said...

Love the purse, I always really enjoy seeing your crochet projects!

kasia2609 said...

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Vinniey said...

You've made a beautiful new year gift for your friend, Annie. I love the purse, the crocheted elephant look so cute. Love the elephant's tail. And your wrist warmer is beautiful too. :)

Lois said...

Lovely wrist warmers, love the colour. Sweet elephant and I love the purse.

Brigitte said...

And there is another pair of beautiful handwarmers. And wow, this little elephant purse looks so pretty and sweet. The recipient will be thrilled.

Lucy said...

Love the wrist warmers!!! I'm addicted to those!

Pumpkin said...

You've been a busy girl lately! I love the elephant, especially his little tail :o)

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Siobhan said...

I'm laughing about the friend collecting elephants--not the choice in collections but that you wondered why she had a giant plush one on a chair! ROFLOL Great choice for a gift! Love the gloves, too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Both projects are very lovely. I like the creativity of the change purse!