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41  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Stupidly simple felted purse on: November 02, 2004 05:19:47 PM
So I wanted to give felting a try, but didn't have the patience to get involved in a complicated pattern right now.

So... I knitted a rectangle, folded it in half, and sewed it up. Threw a little i-cord handle on it. And voila...

Before felting:

After felting:

The top is Lion Boucle (I think the color scheme is Hard Candies) and the rest is Lamb's Pride bulky in chianti and raspberry (left over yarn from a Windy City Scarf from SnB). Should have put something in the photo for size perspective, but it's probably big enough for a cell phone, keys, and a small change purse.

It took 2 run-throughs in the wash before the wool really felted, but it was a super-quick project. The kniting itself only took about 2 hours. My next project is going to be the Skull & Bones mini felted tote from Hello Yarn (http://www.helloyarn.com/miniskulltote.htm)! Now there's a fun little bag! Yippee!
42  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Intarsia in the round? on: October 27, 2004 09:23:50 AM
Has anyone had any success in doing intarsia in the round? I'm working on an umbilical cord hat from SnB for a high school friend's new baby and thought, how cool would it be to knit our school letter into the hat?

Just from what I'm reading online, it sound a little scary to try and do intarsia in the round. A tad simpler, perhaps, on dpns than on circulars, but complex no matter how you look at it.

Has anyone tried this and succeeded? Or have you tried something that absolutely didn't work?

Or should I just forget that the idea ever crossed my mind?
43  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hot Head & Windy City Scarf on: October 25, 2004 08:59:47 PM
Here are my takes on the Hot Head hat from SnB (done last winter - can't remember what type of yarn was used), and the windy city scarf, which is made with Lamb's Pride Bulky in Chianti and Raspberry (to go with my new corduroy coat!)...

Hot Head:

Windy City Scarf:

44  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Felted tote fom HelloYarn - request for advice/assistance! on: October 24, 2004 08:36:59 AM
Has anyone attempted this felted purse that is on the Hello Yarn site, or one similar to it?  http://www.helloyarn.com/miniskulltote.htm

I'm dying to find a good pattern for a small, felted bag that I can make multiples of for Christmas gifts. I'm a novice knitter, though, and I'm a little intimidated by the instructions that you can knit it on straight OR circular needles. I'd prefer to do it on circulars, but am a little confused by the instructions to knit back & forth (I'm not actually planning on doing the skull pattern the first time around - maybe just stripes), and the fact that there are decreases and increases that I didn't think you could usually do on circulars.

If anyone could just offer some guidance on how this type of bag is put together, I would be so grateful!

Thanks so much!
45  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Tank Girl on: October 15, 2004 04:09:01 PM
Finally finished my Tank Girl... I started it last winter and put it down for nearly a year before picking it back up recently.

I don't know if I'm wearing it backwards -- I can't tell the difference between the front and the back, but... I don't care! It fits frontwards and backwards!

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