Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It's in the bag


Well, almost. Sock knitting was shunted aside in order to finish a felted bag. It was taking up so much space in my knitting box and ok, I was anxious to see what it was going to look like. Yesterday morning it looked like this..

I had a softball game to go to last night but it was rather cold with a north wind; at least for someone who forgot their jacket. So I left after watching my girl bat and came home. Heh, I thought standing over a washing machine filled with hot water might help, so it was felting time and this morning it looks like this.

Well, the color is "almost" right. It's not quite this glaring. I had the worst time trying to take the picture. Still lacks the ties, but they aren't dry yet. In real life, the main parts look "tweedy". It's made with Knitpicks Wool of the Andes

The colors are cherry blossom and blueberry. I'm thinking I would like one in autumn colors. I'll have to order a color card because I know the colors on my monitor differ from my monitor at work and that one is different than on my coworkers. And it's not flat. The measurements are approximately 11" wide and 10" tall and the base is 8"x11". I think I will try to find some fabric and make a lining so that I can put pockets in it for my checkbook, phone etc and then the open space can hold a project.

I also have a pattern for a satchel/messenger type bag from Knitty.com. That might be an option too for the fall colored yarn. Oh and then of course I could dye some yarn in autumn colors and have socks to match. Yeah uh huh. :-)

1 comment:

Dave Daniels said...

That is gorgeous! I can't believe the colors. Of course, you used one of my favorite yarns. The patterning is really something, very nice.