Pattern: Kate Sonnick's "Fake-a-Gamo" purse, heavily modified
Click here for my re-write of the original pattern (not the clutch though).
Project focus: April 10th-12th (Actual cast-on: January 09)
Needles: Size 5US straights
Yarn: Under 1 skein Omega Hilos La Espiga No. 18 in the colorway Dark Olive
Other materials: suede fabric for the top, carmel colored satin fabric for the liner, matching thread for sewing & a magnetic clasp
I enjoyed working with the Hilos La Espiga yarn. It's a little tough to adjust to, what with the rope-like texture mixed in with it's silkiness, but the bag is completely durable, unlike my first and second Fake-a-Gamo purse. I would definitely consider making myself another one of these in another color. I'd like to add more definition to the texture by tweaking the pattern a bit. As for the guts of the clutch, I had a bit of an argument with our sewing machine-which refused to work-so I had to borrow my FMIL's sewing machine for the silky liner and sewing part of the suede top. Other than that, I had to hand-stitch the entire top to the clutch. I've got a several holes in my fingers, but the effort was well worth it and all I can say now is: Hello Spring, and goodbye large clothes and bags!