Okay, this is the wool purse I started from Michael's. No, this isn't mine, this is the picture from the pattern. I bought all the same materials except the yarn. The pattern called for patons, but there was a sale on lion brand wool ease, so mom bought me three $2 balls of fisherman. It's so soft, you just want to play with it in you hands all the time!
You know those free patterns? They suck. They suck so bad, and I am going through hell with this pattern. It is really confusing, even if you have cabled before and are an advanced knitter. Please don't be fooled by the pretty patterns at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Jo Ann's, etc. The patterns are mostly horrible!
Everyone else is talking about ravelry on their blogs, so why not me? I signed up a little while ago, but I have no clue when it will open. Hopefully it will get me connected to other knitters who can help me get over my cable phobia (despite this bag. yeah, it's cabled. I'm in the middle of the 3rd cable row). Babs is thinking about selling her beta tester spot so that she can get more yarn. Don't do it! You can always get cheap yarn from anywhere, but ravelry might not open for a LONG time. My mom also signed up after she read someone else's blog. Hopefully, she'll help me with those cables!
Good luck to the rest of you, my knitty obsessed friends. This addiction is impossible to break. If you run out of money, you might even start unraveling shirts so that you can knit up some lace. But never fear, knitters! You won't have to do that until you've exhausted the supply of $o.65 yarn from dollar general, big lots, and (my favorite) the Ace's hardware store in Hastings MI. Don't give up your wool yet!