Wednesday, May 24, 2006
That's Right.... More Bags!
I just finished 2 more felted bags. They are just so fast to knit, making them great when you need to have a sense of accomplishment. This first one was knit in Cascade 220 and Knit One Crochet Too Paint Box. And is yet another Bowling Bag Purse. This is such a fast knit and I kinda like the shape of it. I was going to knit a long strap on this one instead of the little short handles, but I ran out of purple yarn. Maybe the next one. This is the bag pre felted and without handles.
The other bag is another Madeline Bag from Black Sheep Bags. I knit this one in Cascade Bollicini Colibri. I was just curious to see how this would felt, it has 27% nylon content, the rest being Lana Wool and Kid Mohair. I really like knitting with this yarn and included it in a couple scarves last year. It is soooo soft and light weight but generates a lot of heat without heaviness. I should have taken a before and after shaving picture of this bag. It was so soft and fuzzy from the mohair after I felted it, but you couldn't see any of the other colors, so it was sheared. I was really surprised what a dense felted fabric I got
Well I am off. I need to fill up the van before the gas goes back up tp $3/ gal, if it hasn't already. It is a beautiful sunny day here in south central Indiana, I hope it is where you are too.