It was a lighting-fast knit: less than a week between cast-on and bind-off. Then it sat on top of a pile of fabric until I blocked it. One skein of fingering on size 5 or 6 needles. I forget. The yarn is from Etsy seller SockObsessionYarns and I’m smitten. Not even remotely itchy and it pools in the best way. Colorway is “Baltico.”
Bags also serve as the portable manifestation of a woman’s sense of self, a detailed and remarkably revealing map of her interior….
Meet my interior:
Make that my *former* interior. I sewed a purse insert using Lazy Girl Designs’ Suzi pattern, with vibrant fabrics chosen on a day when my latent Dries Van Noten longings overpowered my minimalist aspirations.
The directions were super-clear with innovative construction techniques. I made the medium version; the larger version is 2.5″ longer but otherwise the same. At some point I might adapt the pattern to make a larger-larger version that would better fit my bag.
I carry a second-hand Longchamp Pliage that I bought on eBay. The color goes with everything, the design is classic, and the brand says that I’m subtly continental. I can clean it with a damp sponge. It’s pretty much the only bag I use, so for me this insert will function as a navigational aid rather than a purse-rotation-y thingy.
I’m hoping that the stiff interfacing (I used Decor Bond) will prevent it from flopping over and spilling stuff into the cavernous interior. Fingers crossed.