Sunday, February 24, 2008

Felting Fun...

This weekend I was able to felt several purses and get them ready to get in the mail tomorrow. I always enjoy the felting process. I've said it before, but there is something so magical about watching the huge knitted item shrink down and become a usable purse or tote! This is the Ballband bag I knit using Paton's wool and Big Noro Kureyon double stranded. It makes a great tote! I used the same style of strap as the Lucy bag and it came out great. Now just to add a snap.


I finished knitting the black Lucy bag and it also took a dip in the washing machine! I have added a pin that I had special ordered for it which I will show you later this week. (After it makes its way to its new owner.) I used Galway wool for this one in a black heather color. I know I need to move on and knit another pattern, but there are a few more of these that I want to try before I do that.











One is a two tone Lucy which I am imagining in my head and I hope it turns out. The bottom will be brown as well as about an inch going up from the bottom. Then it will be blue for the remainder of the body of the purse with the straps being done in brown. I got the idea from my friend Cheryl who drew me a picture of a felted purse she had seen. If it works out, there are several fun color combinations I would like to try!




I re-felted the purse for K and found a fun button at Fiber Wild over the weekend. I wish I could hop in the car tomorrow and bring it down to her at school, but I won't be able to. So it is now in a box and ready to be sent via the US Post Office. (And besides, what college student doesn't love to get a box in the mail???) I could really score some points and add chocolate and coffee.......






I realized this weekend that with the cold weather we've been having, I have been neglecting Sumo's nails. They were long!!! Time for a pedicure to be sure! Sumo really does a good job sitting still for me while I file down his nails with an electric Dremel tool. He knows that 2 Milkbone Dog Biscuits will be his after the ordeal is over. Now I just need to stay on top of it so they don't get so long again!!!







Well, off to pack up purses and get ready for the week. It will be a short work week for me as I have my annual Spring Crop with my friends next weekend!! Stay tuned.....


Until Next Time....

4 comments:

Carrie said...

Those Lucy bags look fantastic! I'm especially fond of the light grey one, but love them all. My mom made one, but the strap was too long, so she gave it to me to "fix." If you have any ideas (you're now an expert, in my book), I'd love to hear them!

monica said...

Your bags look fantabulous. My knitting daughter has made a few multicolored ones.

Sumo is such a good doggie maybe he needs 3 milk bones.

hakucho said...

You are like me...when I find a pattern I love I tend to keep knitting it...I think it's part of my addictive tendencies ;) All your felted items look wonderful!!

Wow Sumo is a very good dog...letting you file down his nails with an electric tool. I'm really impressed. Give him a hug for me :)

happy knitting and felting :)

danielle said...

the lucy bags are really coming out beautifully! and i'm so jealous that sumo is such a good boy. it takes four adults at the veterinary hospital to hold ziggy still enough to have his nails clipped AND he needs to be muzzled (he's only 17 pounds).