Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On Nnenna's Needles #10

1st Cabled
This is the first cabled item that I knitted and also one of the first projects that I made.  I made this purse a few years ago, when I was just starting to branch out from knitting scarves.  This purse was given to my best friend for her birthday.  I chose black so it would complement different outfits and turquoise as an accent because it is her favorite color.

The lining was a little difficult for me to do because I had never sewn anything like that before and I'm certainly not an expert seamstress!  However, after a bit of fiddling I was able to work it out.  I really love the cables on this purse and the way that they criss-cross and intertwine.  My best friend loved the purse too- she's so great to knit things for because she is so proud of what I make =)

What sort of gifts do you all like to give your best friend?

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At June 14, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Anonymous Maurenice said...

That is really impressive to be ur first long did it take u to do? I love the color too! Nice blog, I am following you now, hope you can check my blog and follow.

xoxo fromNY


At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous zarna said...

you are SO talented! what a great gift :)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Crisyjavi26 said...

it´s so wonderful!!we like it!!

kisses from madrid¡

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous mimi said...

shut the front made that? im so impressed. knitting is a skill i def wish i had. but sadly it went to my sister and not me! so glad your friend liked it so much. i usually paint or sketch things for my friends because that is always what they request from me!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Megan said...

you're so talented!!! wish i could make something as good as this!


At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous heart charlie said...

WOW!!! You are so talented!! Amazing job you've done with the cable knit ;)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Fifth Sparrow (Louise) said...

Oh my gosh! You're so crafty- I only just learned how to crochet this year... and not well!! I would love to be able to cable knit and not have it end in tears and wine! xx

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous NoodlesandWaffles said...


At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Coralie said...

Wow, you can do that ? You're talented !
Next year I'm gonna learn how to sew and I'm really looking forward to it !
Thks for your comment :)


At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous said...

So cute, I need to develop a talent as cute as yours.
Write it in Lipstick

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Sabine said...

This is wonderful - and a real cable knit! (the knitting machine can only make 'fake cable'). I've been thinking about knitting bags for a while (I did some small ones) - and yours is a real inspiration.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Krystal/Village said...

oh wow, good job!!!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Erin and Caroline said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

Oh man, I don't know how to knit but I wish I did. Your friends are lucky to have a friend like you. =)

-Erin (

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous jamie said...

nnenna, wow... girl you are talented!!! the lining looks good dear!!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous MaggeyGrace said...

AWW this is adorable! I haven't tried cabled. I crochet and make hats but that's the extent of my yarn and needle abilities :) I'm jealous!

Maggie :)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Deppalovesspring said...

Great idea! you have a great blog.
NOw you have a new follower :)

See you!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Nekiah said...

WOW! You did a wonderful job. I love this. Thanks for the comments girl. I just posted something new. Kiah

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Pepperandchips said...

wow! I just found your blog and am so impressed! You've got talent girl, i wish I could do that!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Styleshewrote said...

So cute! I knit but have never cabled. You make me want to give it a try! xo style, she wrote

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Roxy Heart said...

Wow great job! Very cute!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Tazz_yerr said...

wow that is so impressive! i wish i could do that - pffff, skillzzzz or whaaaat?! and yes, i don't usually talk or write like that, it just seemed appropriate at the time :)


At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Julie iliana said...

this is super adorable! you have skills girl :D I wouldn't even know how to begin, hehe. the thought is also unique and creative. I would have liked it too! :)

when I give my friends a gift, I like to be very specific with details, so even if it's a small gift, I like to put a lot of thought into it. makes it very personal and special y'know :)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous samalamode said...

I sew, so I like giving clothes that i've sewn :) but other than that, i'm really impressed with this! I know how to knit, but just scarves (and no patterns. lol!) good job!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Hannah said...

Aww this is so great! I am a knitter too! Have had my own knitting business since I was 12!
Great blog!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous Plamena Zahova said...

This is a very beautiful bag!!! You are really talented!!!

My best friend is my younger cousin and I often feel like I gave her everything I possibly could! Tha last thing was a tattoo for her 18th birthday :)


At June 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous ~k said...

So darling! Love the ribbon you used. Knitting looks so tricky!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous steffy said...

i cannot believe you knit that! go you! it looks fab! thanks for your comment :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

At June 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

I love it, of course. Especially with the ribbon. I'm thinking turquoise might also be my favorite color!

My friends and I don't really exchange presents...but if we did, I think it would be really cool to give them a handmade gift like this!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous Courtney Thomas said...

I love the bow detail! My BFF and I always make charitable donations in the other's name for gifts - we've been doing it as gifts for years (that and a homemade card).

xoxo ~ Courtney

At June 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous Josie said...

This is so cute -- I love the colors!
xo Josie

At June 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Anonymous Claire said...

love the cable knit! can't believe that was the first purse you made. it's lovely. you're very talented!

my BF and I always buy things we would want for ourselves (in fact, we often end up buying two, one for each other and one for 2 different sizes and sometimes different colors).


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