Janet Leigh by Jodie Gordon Lucas

Janet Leigh

May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 900 yards (457 - 823 m)
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My grandmother is a class act: beautiful, resourceful, practical, glamorous, and resilient. As a war bride, she followed her new husband across the country and then worked in a factory making B-29 wheels while he served in the Pacific theater. As a young mother, she worked hard to support her family in an era where that “simply was not done”. As a successful business woman, she earned many awards and traveled the world. As a grandmother, she taught her granddaughters her deeply held philosophy of life: live fully, even when it’s not easy; and, keep on living even when the odds are against you.

Like its namesake the Janet tote is feminine, beautiful, stylish and far tougher than you’d ever expect. Made of linen or silk it will wear forever while keeping its stunning good looks. The bag can be dressed up or down depending on your choice of yarn and fabric for the optional lining. Janet can be made in 4 different sizes with three different handle styles and is the perfect, classic accessory for a long and happy life. Directions are provided for fabric lining.

Janet is intermediate in difficulty. Familiarity with lace (2-sides), and patience with detailed instructions is required.