September 08, 2005

Desolation Felting...

My bag is ready for the washer- Damn it work gets in the way of everything crafty. I taught myself the kitchener stitch, or what I think is the kitchener stitch, last night. I finished 'fusing' the handles together this morning before I left for yoga... I don't sew. I am hoping that felting will be forgiving. Tonight I will post a picture once the bag comes out of the washer. I am a bit nervous since I have a front load, but I am sure it will be fine. I can't WAIT!

-- Here it is! yippeee....

its a bag, its a helmet, its a bag

Here is how the post felt stars turned out- I am happy with the look. I am also really happy with the way the yarn color came out on the bottome-purdy purple, of course it still has to dry.
For this project I used the French Market bag from and Araucania worsted.
The ProcrastiKnitters (this is my SnB gang) are thinking about participating in a local craft fair this fall. So I need to pick out a project that I can make multiples of and that will knit up fast. Any ideas? I am thinking hats, and maybe some change purses, maybe a few felted items... hmm .

I will be heading out of town for a three day weekend. A gang of us will be hiking up in to Lake Aloha in desolation wilderness near So. Lake Tahoe/Fallen Leaf Lake. Let's hope the weather holds and it isn't wet and soggy- or freezing! What's with the weather all the sudden- ug
(I did not take this picture- found it on the web. I will post my own after I return).


tammy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! now you will really be hooked on felting!
It turned out really great. love those stars!
I have a front loader too. I find that if I want the stitch definition to dissapear completely I just need to run it through 3 or 4 times with a few pairs of jeans.

Melanie said...

FANTASTIC. Love the colors!
Mel -- a knitting chick

Sue said...

Love the colors! You will get hooked on felting like the rest of us. Keep it up!

Nessie Noodle said...

Thanks everyone! I am pretty darn happy about this bag- I think I will line it and put a magnetic snap on it for a purse (it didn't really come out big enough for a market bag)