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A Feltful Occurence

Last Thursday I started the Fiber Trends “Flowers on the Go” Felted Bag.Flowers_On_the_Go_Bag.jpg I finished it on Saturday, surprisingly enough. I used Filatura di Crosa 127 Print yarn, a very soft and pleasant yarn to work with. I did not make a felted gauge swatch. Me, living dangerously. Hunh.
I felted the bag on Sunday morning while making breakfast. After one cycle it was still not felted enough, so I set it again. I sort of forgot about it and didn’t check it until I heard the buzzer on the washing machine sound. Whoops. It’s very felted now and much smaller than I wanted it to be. I think my cell phone will fit in there but not much else. See what happens when I live dangerously? This, my friends, is why Carole likes rules and shouldn’t try for the devil-may-care approach to knitting. It’s cute and I like it but I’m a tad disappointed in the size. Size really does matter. And the very subtle striping becomes just too subtle once it’s felted. It almost looks grubby not striped. Ah well.
Last night I started the Charlotte Bronte Shawl and I can tell already that this is going to be a long fezzle. This yarn, Peruvian Collection Baby Silk from elann is beautiful – very soft and the color is called “Mocha Cream.” But, lotsa tiny stitches don’t make for instant gratification. I may just have to make another buttonhole bag to satisfy my need for finished objects!
Knit on!

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  1. Carole, I made this bag last summer and I love it! I don’t know how mine compares size-wise, but I was pleased with how it turned out. I have a front-loading maching, so the felting takes a LOT longer…less chance for over-felting! I love your buttonhole bag, too. Very cute and fuzzy. As for the flamingos you asked about, the pattern doesn’t seem hard, but it’s LONG and very much row-by-row instructions. I’ll have to save it for a day when I have lots of energy and patience 🙂

  2. Hi Carole, very cute bag… To bad Hannah isn’t playing with Barbies any more.. Debbie

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