Wednesday, October 25, 2006
My Fling Fix...
Well, I think that I have finally put the finishing touches on my Fling bag disaster. If you remember, I had knit AND felted a Fling Bag with Noro Kureyon, only to discover that I had twisted the handle when attaching it which created a disaster of sorts. I set it aside and contemplated for several weeks how to salvage what was left. Here is the before picture:
This was even with my first salvaging attempt of knitting an I-cord and hoping to attach it. No go!
I finally took the plunge and cut the whole top part off. Added some handles and decided a fun felted flower would finish it off nicely! So, here it is. I think it's done. I think I like it. The flower looks gigantic in this photo, but really does work on it.
Maybe I should try a smaller flower, but with the time I already have into this bag, I think I need to call it good and move on!
Since I am on my bag-knitting restriction (although I am happy to report I put the finishing touches on 4 bags today.. only 3 to go and I can cast on another bag!!!), I decided to knit my first felted bowl from the One Skein book. I did it in Paton's white with one of the Paton's SWS wool/soy blends. The colors are beautiful and it was soooo soft. (I think I may need a non-felted scarf out of this combination!) ANYWAYS, when my daughter saw it right before I threw it in to the washing machine to felt, she wanted it for a hat!! So I only felted it a little and she absolutely loves it! Too funny.
And so tonight, I have cast on another bowl... this time in red for Christmas. I doubt it will become a hat. But one never knows......