Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I Hate Felting! Part II

So did I already say I hate felting? Yup, I hate felting and will never do it again. Well maybe under duress or something, it just doesn't work for me.

So before I left for the cottage last week I felted this bag and let it dry over the weekend. The only knitting I did over the weekend was the drive up and the drive home. At the cottage I did this.

Today I found some appropriate fabric in my fabric stash, yes, I have one of those too, and lined the sucker. I even found some nice red with little polka dots that might be hard to see in the photo. Because it decided not to stand up on it's own I added an iron on backing to the fabric before inserting it in the bag. Now it kind of stands up, certainly better than before. I might even use this bag.

August 4 2008 018

Can you see why I hate felting? It didn't felt straight and I hate that. It seemed to deform and no matter what I did I couldn't get it back into a nice rectangular shape. I suspect but am not sure that it probably spent a few minutes too long in the washer.

New socks on needles but I may have to frog, so no picture at this time...



Blogger Rudee said...

I think it looks lovely. I like the lining!

August 6, 2008 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

I still like the bag in spite of its foibles. Great design.

August 9, 2008 at 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it looks cute! I love the lining adds a beautiful touch!

August 16, 2008 at 3:16 PM  

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