Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Felting for my August Project!

Woo Hoo! I just finished off my August project! Here's a picture:

Project: Booga Bag
What's New: Felting
Yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
Participant Name: Tina in Wonderland

The colors I used were Chestnut, Pumpkin, Cranberry, Daffodil, and Grass. I really had fun with the felting! It was kind of like magic! I ran the purse body and handles through just one hot wash/cold rinse cycle, and voila, it had shrunk by a bit more that half. For some reason, I had thought that the actual shrinking would take a lot longer.

(The colors on the after pic are off, but the before and the one with the ivy are just about right.) This purse is small and cute, and mine came out about a inch smaller all around than the pattern had said, but I am happy with it. You probably can't make out the yard stick in the pictures, but the before was about 13-1/2 inches tall and the after was 6-1/2 inches tall, not including the handles.

I will definitely be felting again and I'm so glad I tried it!


Samantha said...

That felted up beautifully!

Chelle said...

I love those colors! (resisting urge to acquire more yarn...)

Knit and fall back in it said...

Felting is MAGICAL! It starts out being one thing and ends up something different. It is also very forgiving, so it is great for beginners. Felted Fair Isle is THE best.

Hobbygåsa said...

That is beautiful! Lovely colours! Yes, felting is fun, I love felting bags. Have a look in my blog under vinebottlebags - maby an idea for you??

Claudia Assencao said...

Your bag is very lovely Tina!!!! i love the colors!!! =)
Kisses, Claudia

thecoffindontwantme said...

Great job!
I usually don't like things that are felted, but this is really pretty.

*Jaye* said...

Wow Tina, that turned out great! The colours are spectacular! And you just reminded me that I made a Booga bag many moons ago and never completed it, lol! I'm pretty sure the only thing I have to do is put the handles on, how sad?

Anyway, it's wonderful, truly. And yes, felting is fun! I've always wanted to try a hat or some mittens ;0)