Sunday, August 13, 2006

It's Magic....


If you have never felted a bag, you have missed out on a magical experience. (Well, I guess if you have ever accidently 'shrunk' a wool sweater you will have experienced some of the magic in a not-so-positive way!!) Anyways, there is something about knitting a bag and then throwing it in the wash and watching it turn into something completely different! I worked on a Fling Bag (a Carol Bristol design) this past weekend and was AMAZED how HUGE it was after I had finished my knitting. I think I could have crawled inside!! Here is a photo pre-felting:



Then after a few cycles in the machine, this is what emerged! I LOVE it! (I think my daughter has 'dibs' on it already!!) The button isn't attached... Still searching for the PERFECT button... I know it's out there....






I also finished another booga bag and it is drying. My daughter also has dibs on that. Hmmmm, starting to see a pattern here.





And, finally, another introduction. This is Jericho. He was the first 'cria' (baby llama) born at our farm. He's cute enough to kiss, isn't he?

3 comments:

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

You are a knitting machine! I can't believe how quickly you get all of those fun bags done. Love your new red one, and thanks for the before and after felting pictures. Oh, the beauty of felting.... :-)

Ana said...

I love that red bag! Felting is a lot of fun!

What is the "strap" made of?

You have inspired me to knit up another felted bag!

Jewels said...

I love your fling bag!! What pattern did you use?