Saturday, April 30, 2011

A little something... use up your leftover sock yarn. My first attempt at knitted origami, a cute little change purse:
This a great way to use up little odds and ends of sock yarn. You certainly don't need much to whip up one of these little purses.
Don't look at the back!
I did a terrible job sewing it together. That's the only part I didn't like about this project....the sewing! I wish there was a way to knit it up in the round and seamless, but I don't think that will work. The parts consists of 5 squares knit on the diagonal.
Here's a view inside the purse. Isn't it cute? It's just big enough for  a few coins or some jewelry. I had a hard time getting a good photo as the purse didn't want to stay open for me. Check out the pattern's page on ravelry. There are some better pictures there.

When you are finished sewing it together you need to block it wet in order to get it to stay flat. It was a fun little project. Just what I needed after knitting the circle baby blanket. I love quick little projects :)

Next on the agenda are a few projects that I can't show you right now. Instead I do have something(non knitting related)  to show you.

Check out my new favorite kitchen tool:


It's a Danish Dough Whisk Whisks). I actually bought two different sizes. The small one is great for making yeast waffles. No lumps using this special tool to mix the dough. I bought the larger one to mix up my artisan bread dough from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book. It really makes the mixing easy, plus it's an easy clean up. They are very reasonably priced. I'm planning on using the smaller one when I mix up my next batch of muffins. I bet there will be no lumps as well. Can't wait! Definitely a good investment when it come to kitchen gadgets.

Hope everyone is enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Looks like summer is right around the corner. Happy Knitting :)

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  1. I've never seen a dough whisk. It looks interesting.

  2. Very cute project! I absolutely despise seaming though. Kudos to you for using up leftover yarn!

  3. Cute little project, the only way I can think of off the top of my head to pull off the not sewing...would using DP's and picking up stitches? I've done neither of those mind you; but from what I've seen here and there on blogs...that sounds like it might work???

    I must hop over and check out the pattern. Very cute.


  4. I love that whisk! It's almost a piece of ART!

  5. hmmm, a danish dough whisk? no lumps? i must definitely look into investing in one. cute coin purse. :)

  6. What a neat use for leftover yarn, and what a neat gadget!

  7. What a clever use of leftover yarn! These would be great for gift "boxes" for smaller items.

    I've never seen a dough whisk - looks pretty neat.

  8. That is one clever little project and sounds like a great way to use up leftover sock yarn. Thanks for the pattern link!

  9. I do like the origami change purse. I had a leather one folded that way when I was kid.

  10. Your change purse is really neat! I actually saw this post a week or so ago, but had to wait to use my laptop to see the pictures. That whisk is very interesting. I think I need one, lol.


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