Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Second felting project


I had so much fun with the felted scarf that I decided to make a felted bag. I got Lion Brand Wool yarn and crocheted a square. Oh, I added Moonlight Mohair yarn, too, for a little sparkle. After I got it all crocheted, I felted it in the washing machine, which is much easier than doing it by hand. Except, and this is a big except if you want a symmetrical bag, there isn't much control over how the shape comes out. Mine came out with a really cool wavy edge. I love it. Not everyone would. But I was doing this just for fun, just to relax while we watched American Idol (a show I hate, but my husband insists on watching!!). This was a lot of fun, very quick, and tomorrow I'll be getting more wool yarn and making a larger wall hanging.

Sorry for the crummy picture, but it's late, I have to go to work in five hours, and I'm rushing. As usual.

5 comments:

JazzyH said...

I love it and I like the colors. The things you can do with felt.

Lori J said...

Great job on the bag! I like that it didn't turn out symetrical. Gives it character. :0)

tangled stitch said...

Crummy picture or not it is a great looking purse. Very lovely! Keep on felting girl!

Kerry J. said...

Ooh love this too! This is actually the original way I heard about felting - when I was thinking about learning to knit. They told me it was great because felting can hide all the mistakes that I would surely make! Super pretty - can't wait to see your wall hanging!

Rosella said...

This is so cool! I have not tried felting. My friend made some slippers. They turned out very comfortable. What a great project!
You seem to be a ball of energy! I'm just amazed at all you get done!!!