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« Reply #100 on: June 23, 2004 09:15:32 AM »

Here's my first felted anything!

I used 1 strand of  Reynolds Lopi in 212 (Apple) and 59 (black). It took 3 full wash cycles to felt properly. I blocked it on a rectangular box and stretched the handles like mad, then shaved it when it was dry to defuzz.

Here's the before:

And after!

My friends like it so much, I now have 5 requests to make custom totes for them! Lucky for them, I'm a big fan of this pattern.  Cheesy
« Reply #101 on: June 24, 2004 01:40:15 PM »

the first tote i made the pouch and cord became super stretched out during the felting process.  the last two times i have put the assembled tote into a lingerie bag and they turned out perfect.  you can usually find the bags in the hangers/ironing boards/etc section of target (wal-mart).

just thought i'd pass that along.
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« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2004 11:14:28 AM »

One thing I love about this project is that everyone's purses look and come out differently.  Thought I'd just comment....

« Reply #103 on: July 27, 2004 07:43:35 AM »

okay, here's my tote! it was knit with lamb's pride bulky in sea turquoise and lotus pink Smiley

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After first felting:


After second felting:
« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2004 10:16:41 AM »

This is so definitely my next project, once I finish Sophie. I have the colors already picked out....

Question: I have a teeny bit of mohair in my stash--not enough to make anything by itself, but if I double stranded it with something else, it would be ok. Could I--since the Lambs' Pride has mohair in it--double strand it with that and maybe get a fuzzier effect for the top part (I'm planning on doing red and turquoise)?

« Reply #105 on: August 09, 2004 09:54:31 AM »

I screwed up the pattern and ended up RT twice, I made some changes so I could finish, but I was wondering, with two RT at each corner, will this screw up in the felting process and come out warped?  I don't want to have to redo this, anybody have any thoughts?
« Reply #106 on: August 09, 2004 10:04:49 AM »

my understanding of the pattern is that you are supposed to do the right twist twice.  it's like one is at the end of one side and the next one is at the beginning of the next side, all the way around.  doing it twice definitely won't mess you up.  i've done all of mine that way and they've all come out great.  have fun felting!
« Reply #107 on: August 12, 2004 09:36:43 PM »

hi all, i am new to this forum. everyone's bags look great!

i just started knitting my marsupial tote tonight and have gotten about an inch of the way up and it looks tiny! it looks like some other people have had this problem also. i want it to be bigger so that i can actually carry something in it so i was just going to rip it out and double the pattern...do you think it will be okay to use the same length of circular needle? i'm guessing it should be okay (it will just bunch up more on the circular), but was wondering if anyone had done this already and had any advice. thanks!
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« Reply #108 on: August 13, 2004 02:28:39 AM »

Welcome to Craftster, katiew!
I doubled the pattern on my second tote, and I used the same circular needle. It was no problem at all Smiley
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« Reply #109 on: August 13, 2004 06:00:35 AM »

awesome, thanks. i'll let you know how it turns out!
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