Thursday, October 18, 2007

FO: Sushi Wallet

Yarn and Pattern: Sushi Wallet kit by Pick Up Sticks
Purchased at: The Knit and Crochet Show, Oakland CA 9/30/07
Needles: Clover Size 10 Straights
Lining: Britex Fabrics, San Francisco, CA (from stash)
Beads and findings: General Bead, San Francisco, CA (from stash)

Notes:

Unable to decide between the "mini sushi" and "maxi sushi" versions, I did a little bit of both, embellishing the sushis with orange and yellow beads (like the roe that sometimes tops sushi). I actually decided to make lots of sushis in one go for future wallets and in case of felting weirdness. There is plenty of yarn included in the kit, so go nuts with the sushi.

I always line bags, however small, so I chose a kinda-coordinating fabric from stash and went to town. The final addition was the bead-charm zipper pull. When I found the "sorta looks like sushi" one in my stash, I swooned.

It was a fast, fun project. The kit would make a great gift for a knitter, and the FOs nice gifts for your friends. Roomy enough for a little evening clutch, methinks.




6 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

That looks so cute! I agree, the "sushi" bead goes perfectly with it. :-) I might need to get you to give me a tutorial on lining knit bags.

Sarah said...

How cute! I love the liner fabric.

Macoco said...

That pouch is so cute.

jackie said...

very cute. and the lining is perfect. congrats.

zippiknits said...

Darn those are cute. Nice job!

zippiknits said...

I love the whole thing, the pouch the lining and the wee dangles! Very smart and stylish. :-)