Here's the finished purse! It was so much fun to make, and turned out so pretty. I changed the pattern, of course. When have you guys ever seen me make something exactly as the pattern says? I think I'm a rebel.
The pattern calls for 3 repeats of the 8 row lace pattern, but I felt like it needed another set, so I did 4 repeats. Also, the eyelet row pattern was really complicated, and I thought it was just stupid to do something so demanding for a row that was going to be gathered and tied anyway. I just did YO, K2tog for that row, and it turned out just fine.