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......

8 comments:

Looming Looney said...

Hi Janice, I love your final version of the fling bag and the flower is great. The bowl/hat is too cute.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

And the daughter is cute, too! :-)

TeAntae said...

I like how you got that purse to work. Once felted, yes you're working with cloth. Very nice.

As for the bowl now hat, TOO CUTE! Your daughter looks great in it. New trend? =)

Rohanknitter said...

That fling bag ended up great in its new form.
I've been wanting to try one of those bowls from One Skein, maybe I'll do it with some of my SWS.
(I'm such a copy-cat!)

Janice said...

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! So, copy away!!

Thanks all for encouraging me with my Fling Fix :-)

AR said...

I love the new look of the bag. The flower looks just right.
My son usually tries on all of my bags before I felt them. hehe. Your dd's new hat/bowl is very cute.

Heidi said...

LOVE the bag, you'd never know it was something you had to rescue. I love the handles!!! Love your daughters new hat too, very cute!

Ang W. said...

I liked the fling bag the first time. That shape has got to be one of my favorites. What a save! That is wonderful too. The hat/bowl is cute just like that.