Saturday, July 08, 2006

Full of Felt

First of all, I'd like to send out a heartfelt "Thank You!" to everyone who called, emailed or commented about my Sylvia. She is among other friends now, but she will always be with me.

There has been some activity at the knitting ranch, too, now that August is just inches away. Why does that matter? Well, August is the month in which I reveal my identity to my One Skein Secret Pal! Not only do participants do the "big reveal," we also make an item from one skein of yarn which we think would please our pal. I chose to make a felted purse from 165 yards of Malabrigo bulky merino.

Before felting (or fulling):

Secret Pal bag before
After the agitated hot-water bath:

Secret Pal bag after
Sounds funny to say so, but I think that purse needs a shave! Maybe after it dries...


Blogger AmyArtisan said...

The purse looks great - I felted my first one yesterday & it needs a shave as well.

7/08/2006 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

i love the before and after photos of your purse. i shaved my felted bag also with my husband's beard trimmer. ;)

7/08/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Even hairy, that purse is gorgeous! You have a lucky one-skein pal!

7/08/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

The purse is lovely. I am sure your secret pal will be delighted.

7/09/2006 02:03:00 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Your purse turned out so nice! I had some pretty good luck felting as it only took a few minutes in the hot washing machine. You secret pal is going to love it.

7/11/2006 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Cool bag!
It was fun talking to you at Loopy the other day. Hope to knit with you sometime...

7/16/2006 10:01:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home