so i get those "knitting daily" emails from interweave, and when this pattern showed itself in the midst of my inbox a few weeks ago i *knew* i was in love! i've been wanting to try felting for a while and figured this was a nice small first project.http://www.knittingdaily.com/freepatterns/felted_items/45-1.html
i used patons merino wool in peacock blue, if i recall correctly.
i held two strands together and the only mod i made to the pattern was extending the icord bit in the middle of the handle to an extra two inches to ensure that it would fit under my arm. i'm *really* not a hand-held purse kind of gal.
here's a pre-felting pic:
i should warn you - the claim that this can be knit in one day and in use the next is a *LIE*!!!! it took at least
two days for my bag to dry out after felting, so be warned. otherwise, it really is a simple little knit that yields lovely results.
here's a post-felting shot. it took two runs through the machine to be fully felted. i used bunched up plastic bags to help mold the shape. i realize this may be why it took so long to dry, but even afer i removed the bags on day two, it *still* took another two days for everything to be 100% bone dry.
and here's the end result!
how friggin CUTE is that thing?!?!
i'm soooo in love.
the closure is a yarn wrapped bead that i bought from http://relishdress.etsy.com
a while back. i think it works quite nicely and once again this is yet *another* project featuring my favourite colour combination of blue and green!