Ready, Set, Felt

November 4, 2005 by
Filed under: Knitting 

I had a big felting day thanks to Amy and her generous offer to use her top-loader. Here’s what’s drying, before and after felting.

My stranded bag from my Color Stitching class: I conveniently found a box just about the right size to fit inside it for drying. The top brown band of the bag is kind of loose and flares out. Hopefully blocking the bag will fix that a bit.

A Sophie bag for a special friend: Really triangular, isn’t it! I kind of wish the opening ended up a little bigger. And the green in the yarn sort of disappeared after felting. But I really like the twisted handle. I may add a magnetic closure after drying.

A Gray Flannel bag for Ella: I think I like how this one turned out the most. The size and shape turned out just right. It’ll even be big enough for Ella to wear over her shoulder across her chest as she goes on nature explorations. There’s a dinosaur button that will be added after the bag dries.


8 Comments on Ready, Set, Felt

  1. Cirilia on Fri, 4th Nov 2005 7:22 pm
  2. Great bags, especially the Stitches homework. I know you didn’t love that as you were knitting it, but it looks great! I’m so so sorry that I was so little help today =( Dori couldn’t figure it out either, she thinks Pixie just uses some other method.

    In cases like this when I’m knitting for myself, I usually just make something up that gets the job done. I’ve tried to start learning the ‘real’ ways to do things, but it’s tempting to wing it.

  3. amysue on Fri, 4th Nov 2005 10:55 pm
  4. I love the bags. I’m making my other a Sophie Bag using a charcoal cascade 220 and some bright noro kureyon. I also plied my first hank of handspun and it’s been washed and is now hanging to dry.

  5. Audrey on Sat, 5th Nov 2005 11:02 pm
  6. I love the stranded felted bag – wow did that come out well. The others are great too, but that one is amazing! Congrats on some amazing FOs.

  7. nona on Mon, 7th Nov 2005 8:49 pm
  8. What fun you’ve had felting! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a fair isle felted bag, what a great idea.

    [...] I extended and tapered the flap to accommodate one button, instead of two. My Blog Links: Ready, Set, Felt It took me forever to find the dinosaur button I had bought this summer at The Yarnery, [...]

  9. Grin and Frog It » Finished Project-Sophie on Mon, 28th Nov 2005 2:31 pm
  10. [...] co Needles: US 13, I think. (I need to start writing these details down.) My Blog Links: Ready, Set, Felt Once I added the magnetic closure, I needed to figure out a way to hide it from the outs [...]

  11. Grin and Frog It » FO-Felted Box on Thu, 10th Aug 2006 11:58 am
  12. [...] g on an orange one now.) After knitting, I tossed it in the front-loader with my stranded felted bag and some shoes. My goodness! My felted bag got much more felted. I didn’t know it coul [...]

  13. Grin and Frog It » Forgotten Felted Bags on Tue, 5th Sep 2006 7:35 pm
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