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Topic: amanda's squatty sidekick from knitting daily (interweave)  (Read 7994 times)
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tygra
« on: August 04, 2007 09:58:08 AM »

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.  Grin



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!
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007 10:16:50 AM »

That is really adorable!  Nice work!!
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Phisch
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007 10:31:30 AM »

Wow! That's perfect!
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ericav
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007 10:38:05 AM »

SOOO cute!  Shocked I'm going to have to work on my i-cords so I can do this!
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Kitman
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007 11:06:27 AM »

it is sooo pretty! Good colour combination too! Just love the shape of this bag!  Grin
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rjbell
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007 11:36:25 AM »

Yours looks great.  Better then the original.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2007 11:52:08 AM »

it looks better than the one on the website!!!!!!

great job!!

-fellow blue/green combo lover Grin
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honeysuckle
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007 12:32:57 PM »

Man, I also get those "knitting daily" e-mails, and I can't believe I missed this one. Yours looks definitely better than the original. That green button is an awesome touch, I love the color combo.
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aureliec
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007 12:36:01 PM »

very pretty! the colours are great! shape is perfect! perfect bag!!!
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janaana
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007 02:33:16 PM »

This looks fantstic. I bet loads of people will sign up for that Knitting Daily email after seeing your bag here- you should get a recruitment fee!
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