Tracie's project on our tour stop today uses my favorite crochet technique (motifs) and one of my favorite yarns (Filatura di Crosa Zara). Motifs are great traveling projects. They are so small you can crochet them in line to almost anything. Why yes I have crocheted at long red lights and in grocery store lines.
This project is no different. With just a few motifs, you get an entire purse. Who doesn't love that, right? The other fun part of this project is the lining. Since the motifs are very lacy (and I just believe all purses should be lined so they don't stretch out), you have the opportunity to play with color. You can make a statement like Tracie did with a powerful red (or bold color) and make the void or negative space of the motif stand out. Or you can go for a muted color that will make the solid or positive space of the motifs stand out. Either way, I this purse is meant to be used and loved.
If you are looking for some other quick projects, you might want to check out Tracie's online patterns. Most are quick projects that you will be able to whip up in a few nights. Wonder when that would come in handy? Oh yeah, right about now.