Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Second attempt at felting was a succes!

Yay!!! My bag is finished, and it even looks nice.

I made the bag inspired from the Booga Bag from Black Sheep.
My friend Lindsey let me use her toploader washing machine to felt it, so it was a lot easier to felt this than my last felting project. It is a lot of fun felting, it's just too bad that it is expensive in yarn, since it has to be wool that can shrink, and lot's of it since it does shrink.

I'm rather proud of my new finished project.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Another bag to felt

Well, the first felted "bag" turned out not to be a bag at all, so I'm quite excited about my second attempt at felting a bag. For this projects, I've used Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks. The bag is made with hdc using a 6 mm hook all the way.

I'm making the handle cord using a "knitting doll". I feel like it's taking forever, thinking I should have crocheted it, but it does look nice, and I should finish what I've started.I hope to finish the handle soon, so I can get on with felting the bag.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

How my first attempt at felting turned out.

Starting with 130 stitches, and a 6 mm hook i crotheted the whole bag usin hdc.

This is how the bag looked before I tortured it with water. I didn't have enough yarn left over to make a nice cord, so I kind of improvised, as you can see.

I felted the bag in the bathroom sink, alternating between really hot and cold water. It was rather hard on the hands, so if I ever decide to felt something in a sink again, I will make sure to remember to wear rubber gloves.

This is the bag drying. I used old plastic video casette covers to blog the bag on.

This is the finished product.
It turned out not to be a bag, but a basket for yarn!