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Monday, April 25, 2011

Bag Lady



Finished the felted bag for Pam.  It's quite nice.  I did not sew in the handles because I wasn't sure what length would be best for her.  I think she can probably sew them in herself.  I also neglected to take any before photos, so after is all I got!
This is what I have going on my wheel right now.  It's as gorgeous now as it was when I bought it in May of 2009.  I have been saving it until I could spin better because I wanted it to be perfect.  I'm not sure I spin any better now than I did then, but I have learned that Handspun is not perfect and that's ok.  This is 5.3 ounces of BFL dyed in the Eowyn colorway by Dicentra Designs.  Even tho I've been sitting on this fiber for two years, Dicentra (Lisa) still has this colorway in her etsy shop.  She also has Pelennor, another colorway I'm in love with.  This is spinning up very nicely and if I spin down my stash a bit, maybe I can buy some Pelennor someday soon.


4 comments:

Jorge and Evielynne's RV Road Adventures said...

I love your blog because I learn so many things. I am new to the felting world. You knit with wool and then felt? Felt is washing in water?
The purse is beautiful...

Evielynne

Teresa said...

Yep. Technically washing and shrinking a knitted item is fulling, not felting, but close enough. I have done enough of this to know that I will lose at least a third of the size when the item gets washed. In this case I think we lost half the height and about a third of the width. Dena has the exact calculations. But the great thing is that you knit on big needles so the knitting goes quick. I always use either Galway oe cascade 220 because they are very consistent in how they felt. Never use malabrigo because it felts too much and you have nothing left.

Typstatting said...

Love the bag did you make up the pattern? Love the colour of your roving yarn, I am going to try and dye some of my own just to see how it goes!

Teresa said...

I did make up the pattern - most often do for fulled bags. I have a bunch of undyed roving that I will dye and spin someday. I keep seeing new fiber to buy but I've put myself on a strict fiber diet until I get some of my unruly stash spun (and knitted? ok, maybe that's asking too much).