Tonight, after getting some goodies (which I will post about after sharing my FO), I finally sewed in a lining on the felted bag I showed you last week, so now it’s really an FO!
Pattern: Loosely based on Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick, very modified
Started: October 17, 2007
Completed: October 19, 2007
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted, M-34 Victorian Pink
Needles: US 10.5 bamboo 16" circular
Notes: The fabric cost $.96 on sale at Jo Ann’s – one fat quarter was plenty to line the inside. I even used fuseable fleece to give it more support. I really like how it turned out! I think I may make another using Cascade 220 and make it a little bigger (wider, maybe just a bit taller). I made tons of notes on the pattern so I know what to modify next time. If I make it again, it will pretty much be my own pattern then since nothing will be the same as the actual pattern anymore!
Here it is before felting:
And complete with the lining and button:
I really like it and I’m sure I’ll be using it soon enough :o)
I saw a tutorial a few days ago for this boxy sort of bag. I’d been seeing them around the net and had been wanting to make one. While I was at Walmart, I found some cheap fabric ($2/yard), so I bought 1/2 of a yard of two fabrics to make one along with some matching thread and a zipper. Today, I finally sat down and made it. It’s a bit fussy to do, but I like the results a lot! Total, this project cost me around $4 – how sweet is that? I love good deals :o)
Here’s the completed bag:
Yellow isn’t a color I’d normally pick, but I really liked the gold/brown of the outter fabric (I think it’s some sort of upholstery fabric, it’s rather thick and canvas like). I love it! It’s about 9 inches long and 4 inches tall and wide. It’s currently holding Wisp, which fits great inside. I may make another at some point, but I think I have quite a few project bags right now. Maybe it’s time to make a tote or two!
I think next weekend I’m going to invest in a rotary cutter and mat. I have a 50% off coupon and JoAnn’s sells Fiscars Rotary Cutting set that comes with the mat, rotary cutter, and clear ruler. It’s also fairly big (18" x 24") which I think will serve all my sewing needs well.
Don’t worry, though – I haven’t been completely sucked into the sewing world. I’m still knitting. Here’s proof:
I started it on Wednesday and felted it last night. It’s still drying and I want to sew in a liner, so I may not do an FO report right away on it, but the knitting part is all done!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I’m off to the library with my sister :o)
I feel like I haven’t been knitting a whole lot, but when I stopped to look at the projects I’ve been working on most, I’m surprised to see how far along I am. Yesterday I started The Bag from No Sheep For You. CraftyMands gave me 4 skeins of Hempathy for my birthday (which is Tuesday) and I immediately cast this on. I really love the two colors together and think it’s going to turn out great!
I’ve also been working on Wisp. I’m on repeat 17 already! It’s getting quite long and the pattern says to do 17 repeats, but I’m going to make this into a wrap/scarf instead and use up all the Kid Silk Haze I have. I really like how it’s coming out and at the rate I’m going, I’ll be done in no time.
I’ve been working on my Noro Cardigan off and on. Today I tried it on and I only have a few more inches before I’m done with the body! I thought I had much further to go, but like Wisp, it’s moving right along.
Soctoberfest is nearly upon us and I have no socks on the needles right now! I’m thinking I’m going to knit up a pair of socks from my leftover sock yarns. I have enough to make a sock out of each left over bit, so I figure this should work out good if I do the toe, heel, and cuff in a different color. It’s something I haven’t done before, but have been meaning to. No better time than now!
I’m having dinner with my family tonight to celebrate my birthday. I don’t know where we’re going, yet, but I’m sure it will be good. I don’t get to go out with them all together, including Nick and Nathaniel, that often, so that in itself is a perfect birthday gift!
Hope everyone’s having a good weekend :o)
I completed the Retro Wedge Felted Bag (PDF) on Friday and it took nearly two days to dry completely. I used one skein of Noro Kueryon and one skein of Pattons Classic Wool in white. I like how it came out, but it’s not big enough for me to use as a purse :o(
In a matter of a few days, I’ve completed the Kristina Bag. After I saw the one Knitlet made, I couldn’t wait to have my own. I liked the contrast of the white as the main color, so in spirit of the Stash-a-long, I dug into my stash and came up with some Noro Kureyon in color 88 and Patons Classic Wool in color 201 (Winter White). It was a pretty quick knit and it took no time at all to felt. I did learn some new things in knitting this: Fair Isle and how to knit holding yarn in both hands (left and right – usually I only use my right hand to hold yarn). Overall, I’m really pleased with the results. The only thing left to do is sew in a liner and a zipper.
On with the photos!
I participated in the Spring Bag Swap on Craftster.org. This is what I made for my partner:
There’s even a little pocket inside:
I did a second Booga Bag because I never really used the first one. I made some changes. I did this two stranded in Lion Brand Wool in the color Flower Garden. It took 4 skeins. For the bind off, I did an applied i-cord bind off.
I forgot to get a photo of this pre-felted, but here’s the end result:
Sophie from MagKnits
The yarn I used:
Reynolds Lopi, 100% wool (I forget the name of the color, but it’s a lovely shade of pink)
Here it is being blocked:
Me modeling it:
My finished Suki bag!
I used Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool.
All felted and ready to be used! (I was a bit silly and didn’t take photos of the pre-felted bag *pouts*)
Open from the side – she sits up nicely :o)
From the top:
Instead of sewing the handles on, I did them similar to the Booga Bag and just knotted them:
And here’s me posing with my new bag!
The colors came out fantastic, IMO. The pictures really show the colors well.
Here are the photos of my Booga Bag, pre and post felting :o)
The colors are pretty accurate of the yarn I used (Noro color 90[?]). Before it was felted, the bag measured 13″ x 13″.
This is the i-cord. I think it was about 6 feet pre felting.
This is the bag being blocked (front view). It measures 9″ high x 9″ across x 5″ wide.
This is the bag being blocked (side view).
This is the i-cord after being felted. It measures about 5 feet long.
Here is the bag all put together!
This is a side view showing the knots.
All in all, I think it came out very nicely for my first try at felting :o)