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Topic: Hey Ho, Let's Go! Ramones intarsia bag - POST-FELTING UPDATE!  (Read 5214 times)
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« on: June 20, 2010 07:57:36 AM »

A friend asked me to knit something Ramones-related.  I charted out the Ramones logo and realized that whatever I made would have to be huge!  So I decided to knit up a bag.

The Ramones logo chart took forever, and knitting it was tedious, but it turned out well:

For the back, I thought I would make it perfectly clear that it's a Ramones bag:

I sewed the pieces together and crocheted handles directly to the bag.  The bag as it is is ENORMOUS!  The plan is to felt it.  I will update with results.  

Thanks for looking!

Lori G. aka tangemeenie



Well, the felting didn't work out exactly as I had hoped.  The straps didn't work at all, so I just cut them off.  The intarsia looks OK, but the bag itself somehow managed to get mangled out of shape, and no amount of pulling and stretching and molesting in hot water would get it into a rectangle.  OK.  No big whoop.  

I sewed some handles for it out of a great fabric, and I had planned to do a lining as well when my sewing machine decided to crap out.  So no lining. I did add a magnetic clasp.
Here is the bag!

It's not exactly as I had pictured it, but it will do.  I hope my friend likes it!
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010 12:45:55 PM »

That rocks! I love that you put the lyrics on the back, it's awesome.

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010 07:08:39 PM »

That looks awesome! And because we want to continue looking awesome, I must share some knowledge: knitting felts vertically. I once spent ages charting and knitting Marilyn Monroe. It looked amazing. Then I felted it. The whole thing became unrecognizable, the image had shortened and looked AWFUL. If you do choose to felt it, do it by hand and keep a very close eye on it.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010 02:36:39 AM »

Labour of love... well done to keep going, I've had the same issue when charting things in the past, they always look huge...!! I've even changed the yarn thickness from DK/8PLY to 4ply/fingering weight.. and then its  too small and the definition is lost.... Roll Eyes

« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010 02:06:57 AM »

This is phenomenal. I'm finally working up the patience to knit a simple sweater. Intarsia is something I have yet to master (as I feel that it takes A LOT of patience to learn)  Tongue  I love this!

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 12:14:52 PM »

This is so amazing! Your determination in doing the chart is to be applauded!!!


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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010 01:38:24 PM »

Turned out awesome!
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010 02:28:17 PM »

This is so awesome.  Love the Ramones.  Having a bag like this is truly being able to hold a one of a kind special piece of artwork!

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010 06:55:41 PM »

I'm many days late to post, I know. I don't check the knitting boards often, I'm such a slow knitter that it's kind of depressing, seeing what awesomely talented folks like you are turning out. This bag totally made my day.

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010 11:51:36 AM »

I added a post-felting update to the original post.  Thanks everyone for your feedback! 

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