Sunday, February 26, 2006

the results are in...

Hmmm, 2 posts in one day - only because I failed to post my entry from several days ago. Bonus. I finished the tote bag last night and threw it in the washer with fingers crossed. It took 2 cycles to get it to shrink just right, and it came out even better than I had hoped for. Here's a before pic, taken on my ottoman so that there is a size comparison . Would you just look at the size of the thing! Then there are the "afters". The beautiful colors are the Noro Kureyon. So easy to knit, and it's like a little story unfolding as each color blends and then appears and then blends into the next. I thought maybe I should match the straps but I really love the fact that each is completely different. Note the beautiful Cascade 220 bottom. The fabric it creates when felted is so thick and uniform - I am thinking about making a felted jacket out of this stuff (only in a different color - I am sort of purpled out). I folded in the sides and I'm debating putting buttons in so that the sides can be opened or closed, but will for sure put a button and loop at the center so it doesn't flop open. The straps are just long enough to go over the shoulder. My apologies for the lousy layout of this post. I just can't seem to get the hang of this, can't even figure out how to start a new paragraph!

4 comments:

Norma said...

Very very pretty! Felting is one of those addictions...I'm warning you!

Nancy K. said...

Your felted bag is gorgeous! I want to make one too. As soon as I get some empty needles! ;-)

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm having so much fun with it! Have you been blogging long?

I LOVE your dogs!!! I have always wanted a GSD. The long hair is incredible!

Nancy
http://shepherdsvoice.blogspot.com

Knatolee said...

Hey, that's beautiful! I have yet to try felting, but this only encourages me. (I'm a friend of Melissa and saaw your addy on her blog.)

Curegirl0421 said...

Just wanted to mention that I now use "the bag" all the time, for girl scouts in particular, as it holds a lot of crap. :) You truly were thinking of me to make such a voluminous sac. heehee

Thanks mom!