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?
  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much Maurenice! It was a while ago so I don't remember exactly, but I think it took me a little over the week in the summer when I wasn't doing anything else! Thank you so much for following! :D

  • Maurenice

    That is really impressive to be ur first bag…how 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


  • Nnenna

    Thanks Zarna! =)

  • Nnenna

    Thanks so much! :)

  • Nnenna

    Haha, thank you Mimi! Painting and sketching gifts sounds so lovely- I really wish I had that sort of artistic talent! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much!! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you! I'd love to learn how to sew as well! :)

  • zarna

    you are SO talented! what a great gift :)

  • Crisyjavi26

    it´s so wonderful!!we like it!!

    kisses from madrid¡


  • mimi

    shut the front door…you 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!


  • Megan

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



  • heart charlie

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

  • Fifth Sparrow (Louise)

    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

  • NoodlesandWaffles


  • Coralie

    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 :)


    http://www.coralieslooks.com – FRENCH FASHION BLOG

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Sabine!! =) When you say 'fake cable,' what exactly do you mean?

  • Nnenna

    Thank you!! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Krystal!

  • Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com

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

  • Sabine

    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.

  • Krystal/Village

    oh wow, good job!!!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Erin, that's such a sweet thing to say! :)

  • Erin and Caroline

    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 (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

  • jamie

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


  • Nnenna

    Thank you Maggie!! I've tried crochet a little bit, but it's much harder for me than knitting is! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much Deppa and thanks so much for following! =)

  • MaggeyGrace

    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!

    http://www.life-size-paperdoll.blogspot.com :)

  • Deppalovesspring

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

    See you!

  • Nekiah

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

  • Pepperandchips

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


  • Nnenna

    Thanks, you should give it a try- it's fun! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you! :)

  • Styleshewrote

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

  • Roxy Heart

    Wow great job! Very cute!

  • Tazz_yerr

    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 :)



  • Nnenna

    Thank you Julie! I totally know what you mean, it's so rewarding to get or make someone something you know they are really love and cherish! personal and special is key! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Plami! :) A tattoo is an exciting gift! What did she get a tattoo of?

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Steffy! :D

  • Julie iliana

    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 :)

  • samalamode

    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!


  • Hannah

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

  • Plamena Zahova

    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 :)



  • steffy

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

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Ashley! I like turquoise too- it is such a bright, cheerful color! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Courtney! That is a very generous gift and I absolutely love homemade cards! =)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Josie! =)

  • Ashley

    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!

  • Courtney Thomas

    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

  • Josie

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

  • Claire

    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 ourselves…in 2 different sizes and sometimes different colors).


  • ~k

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