Friday, December 01, 2006

Very exciting news!


After trying SIX (count them 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, SIX) times, I finally won! My purse pattern will be posted on Elann on December 8th.

Here it is, while I was still working on it. Thank you again, Billie, for finding music that was both easy to embroider and recognizable. Your help made it so much simpler for me to put out a nice clean bag!

I had to knit this same bag twice, because I totally dorked it up on the first round.

21 comments:

Les said...

I LOVE your bag. Now if I could remember Mrs. Luck's piano lessons, I could tap that out on the piano!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Les

CatBookMom said...

Great bag, Bets! Love the shape and the size. This is one felted bag that I really might make for myself; so many of the cute ones are too small to tote all my stuff. Does the music continue around, or are both sides the same?

smariek said...

Congrats! Ok, I'm curious, what music piece is this an excerpt from?

Grace Yaskovic said...

really really gorgeous, I am very happy for you BETS

junior_goddess said...

Oh-

Marie, it's Ode to Joy, and Barbara, there are two measures of music, it wraps around. That's why it's called Two Measures of Joy.

Thanks guys! It's large enough to put an Interweave Knits in. My model is a size 3, so the proportion will be different, but that's about it.

B

Marcia said...

Way cute. Love the colors and design. Congrats, too!

Evelyn said...

Bets
I'm soooooo very excited for you. The bag is beautiful and you really deserve to win.
Evelyn

Sandra D said...

Bets,
Congratulations! Very clever and practical bag! I was thinking too bad DS2 quit his piano lessons this fall, would be great for his teacher. On second thought, I think I will knit it for her anyway, 6 years of persistence with persnickity pupil deserves something this good!

junior_goddess said...

It's only three balls of yarn, plus a little black, Sandra, it is a very fast knit.

It is a little strange seeing MY purse on Elann's pages. I've tried EVERY challenge except the rectangular shawl. I can't believe how exciting this is.

Libby said...

Congratulations!!!!! I'm very excited for you.

Libby

Karin said...

Congratulations Bets! It's a really cute and unique design. So I guess partience truly IS a virtue when it comes to knitting contests. Hm-m-m... I may have to become brave and try my luck :).

T said...

I LOVE it. But I already told you that...

I am very luckyt his is coming up first, because I cannot wait to make it. The TGIFinishedNaNo sweater is not cooperating, and I need something quick and wonderful...

I am filling in til Tuesday with a pair of mits, but it just ain't the same...

Marcia said...

I just saw it at Elann. Spectacular.

Is there really an East Cupcake, Texas? And if so, is there a Regular or West Cupcake for East Cupcake to be East of?

::Stays awake nights worrying of such things.::

Having a Knit Fitt said...

Your bag is by far my favorite of the winning bags! Giant congratulations.
Cate

Marcia said...

omg. You mean to tell me there's no such thing as South Bumfuck Egypt, either?

Dang.

I have to tell you that I'm more than kind of intrigued by the story. (i.e. the rest of it.) But I'm glad to have found you in my stats, regardless.

I think I knit a hat recently and may post about it some time soon. If I can remember it.

I'm more of a blogger who knits than a knitter who blogs.

Lisa W. said...

Love the bag! very very classy...and of course..clever title. Congratulations..your talent and perseverence have finally paid off! So...whatcha gonna do with the prize? Enquiring minds want to know!

Daryl said...

Bets, you won, you won, you won! I'm so THRILLED!!! Not that I had any doubts, but yipee! Now I can finally make this gorgeous bag and give our piano teacher a present, AND have new piano bags for the girls. and....my cup runneth over. Daryl

Anonymous said...

Very cute! And I'm so excited that I guessed the tune right (started to whistle it and thought "Ode to Joy" - glad to have this confirmed.)

junior_goddess said...

HAHA! Billie the piano teacher TOLD me that musicians "sound out" things! I suppose it's the same as knitters analyzing doilies at Goodwill, and sweater jackets at Saks. Good guess, and good on me for putting the notes at the right spots!

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Like I said before, I love this bag! It's very clever, and all knitters who play music should make one. But tell me, do you play an instrument?

junior_goddess said...

No. That's why Billie had to help me with the music. My musical education stopped in the 6th grade.