I keep telling myself not to buy yarn on a whim, but about a couple of months ago Joann had Lion Brand Landscapes on Sale for about $3.50 or something like that, and they had five balls of the Rose Garden colorway left. I bought it, thinking i could wrangle a felted bag out of it.
The pattern is the Fulled Lopi Tote from helloyarn.com. Here it is in all the wool blend glory:
The before shot doesn't so up the blue as well, but it sticks out prominently after felting. The halo post felt gives the bag a funny cast that I'm not sure I like. It sort of muddies the color down a bit. The part that bugs me the most is the pebbled effect of the acrylic bits sticking out of the wool makes me think the bag has broken out in pimples. It's creepy, yet neat all at once.
I'm starting a new job next week and wanted to make a little bag to bring with me to work to carry lunch or snacks, or maybe just books and an mp3 player for breaktime, and this is it. I used what I had on hand, and I didn't buy extra yarn for it. Whoo me
Even if it's not quite what I wanted, it'll be more interesting than what everyone else is carrying. I'm going to get some sort of closure for it and attach it as well.
If I ever buy this stuff again, which is unlikely, I'll get one of the darker/primary colorways. At least I got rid of the stuff ^_^