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91  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Favorite Felted Slippers! on: April 25, 2006 05:03:38 PM
Wow! I love love love those slipppers!

May I ask where you got the pattern?  My addiction to felting continues.

Karynlibrarian
92  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: purple felted bag on: April 24, 2006 05:58:57 AM
I checked out the 3 Baggs Fulled pattern from Knitability....oh my gosh! That look so awesome!

I've read quite a bit about entrelac knitting, but it looks so hard to do.  (I know that like everything else, once it "clicks" it's probably a lot of fun....it's the part before it "clicks" that's frustrating).

I'd love to see pictures of your bag once it's done Calysa!

Karynlibrarian
93  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: purple felted bag on: April 23, 2006 04:22:46 PM
Your marsupial tote looks eerily similar to mine!  I also used cascade 220, and the same colors, but I think that mine are a little lighter.  I used the heathered kind of yarn.  I also added a green and blue pin I found at JoAnns on sale.  I do wish it was an inch or two taller though.  It's a little bit smaller than I expected.  Other than that I love it!

Have you tried any of the bags from Pursenality books?  They have some great ones!  Keep posting pix - I love getting ideas  Cheesy

Juliesnider...I haven't tried any of the bags from the Pursenality books....I've glanced through them drooling the whole time.  So far I'm still working though the great free patterns on the internet.  Once I've ran out of those, I can see finally breaking down and buying one or both of the Pursenality books....have you tried any from there yet?

Oooh, pretty! 

Your bags just keep getting better!  (Addictive, aren't they?)

Great job!

Calysa......thanks!!! I'm thinking my mother needs one for Mother's Day.  As soon as I'm done the socks I'm working on, that'll be my next bag.  I'll be sure to post pictures when it's done!

Karynlibrarian
94  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: my "roll your own needlecases" on: April 23, 2006 03:29:22 AM
I did it! I did it!  I am the master of my sewing machine!

It was a rainy morning yesterday, so I decided to give it one more try, and here is the result:





The case is really orangey, the photos make it look more red than it actually is.

I'm trilled!

Karynlibrarian
95  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: purple felted bag on: April 23, 2006 03:26:00 AM
Here are two more bags to add to my collection:

This one was knit using Cascade 220 (Marsupial bag pattern):




This is another Booga bag using Noro yarn:



Next project? A bag for my Mother for Mother's day.

Karynlibrarian
96  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A bird? A plane? No! Another Sophie bag on: April 20, 2006 12:30:46 PM
I LOVE your Sophie Bag!!

I think that lining the bag gives it that perfect finishing touch, but my sewing skills stink and I have no idea how to do that!

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Karynlibrarian
97  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: felted bag with cable on: April 11, 2006 09:22:28 AM
Ohhhhhhh...I love the shape.  What yarn did you use?

Karynlibrarian
98  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: purple felted bag on: April 11, 2006 08:04:28 AM
The bag that I posted here (the green and black marsupial bag) was felted using Patons Classic Merino.  One run through the washing machine and it turned out just like this.

For the next one I knit, I used Cascade 200.  The colours are billiant, but it just didn't felt as nicely as the Patons yarn did.  I am trying to decide if I'm satisfied with it as is, or do I need to wash it again.  I'm still unsure.

So...if you want a great result, first time round, I'd recommend the Patons.  But if you don't want the item tightly felted, or if you want to have more control over the felting process, then Cascade is fine.

Now...I am no expert...those are just my thoughts after two felting attempts.

Karynlibrarian
99  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: purple felted bag on: April 10, 2006 05:56:08 PM
Ok, I think I"m out of control....

Here's the marsupial bag, before and after felting...





I think I'm in love.  for that bag I used Paton's Classic Merino yarn.  It felted very nicely.

So...since I was on a roll, I also made the same bag using Cascade 220.  (I will post pictures when I can).  I love that bag too, but it didn't felt as nicely as the Paton's yarn did.  I'm contemplating washing it again, or leaving it as it is.

Anyhoo...off to work on the socks I've totally neglected since I've discovered the joy of felted bags!

Karynlibrarian
100  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: my "roll your own needlecases" on: April 06, 2006 02:44:04 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...I love love love all these needle cases!!!

I am not a sewer.  I tried quilting a couple of years ago and just never got the hang of it (even after taking classes).  My problem is my sewing machine tension.  I have no idea how it works and I either end up breaking my thread (constantly) or I get loopies on the bottom or I get skipped stitches.  It is an absolute nightmare for me.

I sucked it up, and tried to sew the needle case, but it was an absolute failure!!!  I am still recovering from my attempt.

I think I'll stick with knitting and sell my sewing machine at our next garage sale  Grin

I'll have to con/bribe one of my friends to sew this for me, in the meantime, my stupid attempt to do it myself sits in my garbage can *sigh*.

To all of you sewers out there, I'm totally jealous!

karynlibrarian
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