Saturday, December 16, 2006

I'm officially addicted

I LOVE felting! Even William was amazed at the process. I've made two more bags that I plan to give as gifts. I've been terribly busy crocheting lately...practically every evening. Christmas is in a few days and I've got a list of mostly hats and scarves to complete before then...probably a couple more purses if I can make the time, and then a felted purse for myself. Here are the other two. I did write out a simple pattern and would love to post it here if someone could help me posting a pdf file here.

Monday, December 11, 2006

First Felted Purse

I did it, my first real felted project, outside of the little mp3 case holder I made, but that yarn felted differently since it was thick and thin in. I decided to try my hand at making a purse for myself after seeing a woman’s green felted bag in Michael’s. I also needed a break from the never-ending scarves that I’ve been making to sell and for Christmas presents (I’ll have to post photos of the beret and scarf set I’m making for the neices). Anyways, back to the purse, I don’t know why I doubted that this would felt. In my opinion, this felt like some plain ol’ regular red heart yarn to me, so needless to say, I had my doubts on whether or not it would even felt. I used half double crochets for the entire purse and made the handles with 3 strands of yarn and just made a really long chain stitch, wove it through and tied it in a semi-neat knot on the gusset. You have no idea how surprised I was when the wash cycle was done and I took it out, I actually gasped out loud. Next time I’ll add a little pocket on the gusset for a cell phone and maybe one on the inside, and also some sort of toggle closure, but I think I can still add this.. I don’t plan on lining it. I absolutely love the way it turned out and can’t wait to get my hands on more wool.