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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2005 09:25:05 AM »

Your bags are all awesome! I'm almost finished with one of these as well - I just have a couple more rounds to go. Right now it's HUGE! I've never felted anything before, so I don't know what to expect as far as shrinkage. Also my handles seem really floppy. Do they firm up quite a bit in the felting process? I was thinking about sort of weaving in some extra yarn in that area before throwing it in the wash, but I'm not sure what that would do.

I'd post a pic, but my home computer has a crashed hard drive right now and I can't. I'm using Lamb's Pride worsted. I wanted an aqua and mocha color combo, but the closest my LYS had was spruce (a sort of turquoise green) and eggplant (looks more brown than purple). The colors look fine but aren't quite what I wanted so this may end up as a gift.
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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2005 05:12:42 PM »

They firm up nicely, the handles that is. And you can control the shrikage - just keep washing it til it is right! Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2005 01:14:04 PM »


here's mine! i did it in lamb's pride bulky (the light blue) and two strands of the dark blue (worsted) held together. the little stripe is because i ran out of light blue.  Wink

here it is in natural light, where the color is a bit better.
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2005 04:57:54 PM »

looks great, violet! i also bought bulky to do mine in - were you able to get away with just 2 sk of the MC and 1 of the CC? <'cause that's all I bought, lol...>
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2005 05:01:22 PM »

looks great, violet! i also bought bulky to do mine in - were you able to get away with just 2 sk of the MC and 1 of the CC? <'cause that's all I bought, lol...>


you'll have no problem! i actually did mine with one skein of both, but i did have to improvise with the stripe when i started getting low on MC, and i didn't have enough yarn to do the little inside tote. just another excuse to buy more yarn.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2005 05:21:05 PM »

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you'll have no problem! i actually did mine with one skein of both, but i did have to improvise with the stripe when i started getting low on MC, and i didn't have enough yarn to do the little inside tote. just another excuse to buy more yarn.  Roll Eyes

As if we *need* an excuse, but that rocks! - I'm going to do it on my 3 hour drive this weekend, woowoo!
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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2005 09:09:22 AM »

Everyone's totes are gorgeous! Here's my version. I used 2 strands each of Patons Classic Merino -- Denim Marl and Worn Denim. I would love to make a bright orange and pink one. I did not follow the pattern for the marsupial pouch because it just didn't appear correct and I wanted a taller pouch. The pattern directions for the pouch looks like it would be wider than taller. Definitely not like the photo in the book.



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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2005 06:20:44 PM »

how hard is the RT? i didn't do it in the new bag i made, it seemed so.... wonky when i did it? anyway i finished one this weekend made from 2 skeins lamb's pride bulky (1 MC and 2/3rds of 1 CC) and i still have enough leftover to make another one - woo!! i will post pics of the one i just did soon - i lined it with matching fabric and did a snap in it too - it is so cute! it's not technically "marsupial" since i didn't do the pouch, but i don't use those so i skipped it.

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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2005 07:40:28 PM »

'kay so here's the pics of the latest one... it is done in Red Baron and Orange You Glad, both by Lamb's Pride and in bulky.

<edit: i just realized that my kitchen is SO dark in this pic it looks like a black background... scary!>

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it might be hard to tell from the pics, but i sewed a little ribbon trim around the lining and then added a snap before i sewed lining to bag - i think it came out cute! I also used plastic canvas to make an insert for the bottom - i didn't want it to lose it's shape when i put things in there. the canvas is wrapped in fabric & sewed, to keep it from fraying the yarn...

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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2005 07:12:41 AM »

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I love how you sewed a lining into your bag and added a snap.  I think I may do the same on my next one.

Everyones bags are wonderful and have inspired me to make more.

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