I finished a new bead knitted purse this weekend and I'm hoping to try once again for a rosette ribbon at the State Fair. Last year I missed it by a gnat's wing. I'll enter this first at the Washington County Fair this coming week where I'll compete for a yarn gift certificate. Fingers Crossed!
This motif was totally stolen from an antique crocheted reticule purse I saw at Glensheen Mansion this winter up in Duluth. I took a picture of it and graphed out the design. Instead of a tubular bag, I knit it as a flat panel and seamed the sides. I used size 5 perle cotton, 000 needles and size 10 rocaille beads.