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It Felt Nice
Tuesday, July 05, 2005

I've been making felted bags lately. I use my machine to do the boring stockinette stitch parts and hand finish the rest before I run them through the industrial Wascomat machines in my building's basement. I really wish I had my own washing machine, but it's verboten in our co-op. Our building was built in the 1940s as naval housing, way before washing machines were something everyone had. The plumbing can't handle it.

So here are the bags:

Red Bamboo BagFirst we have the most recent, any my favorite, the Red Bamboo Bag. I used KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Cherry Blossom, Tomato and Cranberry. Their wool is great -- very saturated, vibrant colors and it felts really well. And it's inexpensive. This bag has spiffy 6" bamboo handles and even a zipper! I'm so crafty.

Bluegreen Tote BagNext we have a lovely Bluegreen Tote Bag. This is the first bag I made with my machine. I modeled it after my favorite type of bag Sanrio has been selling lately. I have this style bag in Hello Kitty, Chococat and DeeryLou, although those are made of canvas and are a bit smaller than my felted version. My bag is big. It's got a magnetic closure so things stay put and a little MetroCard pocket in front. I used Patons Classic Merino Wool in Peacock, Leaf Green and Ocean.

Red Ruffled BagThis Red Ruffled Bag is based on a bag I saw in either "Vogue Knitting" or "Family Circle Easy Knitting", I forget which one. It is was done in Tomato Wool of the Andes.

Grey Tote BagI used Patons Classic Merino Wool for this little grey tote bag.
I based this one a pattern from Knit One, Felt Too. It came out a bit smaller than I wanted, but oh well. Next time I'll know better.

I made another bag, a cute little brown and orange bag with a wooden toggle closure, but Lulu chewed on the toggle and I want to replace it before I post the picture.

posted at 11:55 PM . link . . (2) comments

Super cute bags!!!

- Jen

By Blogger Jen, at 10:03 AM  

these are wicked! you should be so proud of yourself. i'd be doing a little dance every time i looked at those if i were you, especially the blue one modeled on the sanrio bags - that's my favorite. how long did it take you to make it? is the felted wool scratchy next to your skin if you are wearing a tank top?

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