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It Felt Wrong
Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I made a new bag this week but I don't like how it came out. I knit it sideways, so the stripes would be vertical, but when I ran it through the washer (twice) it came out with a flared top. I don't know what to do. I might bring it back down to the laundry room and wash it again tomorrow, that is, if I can muster my courage to dodge the roaches. I'm just kidding. While there are roaches in our basement (this is New York, after all) they're really not that bad. I mean, they're gross, but there aren't that many.

I like how the handles came out, though. I didn't sew them on yet. I also felted a square to make a pocket. I'm hoping that if I felt the bag enough I can just cut the top off and make the bag the length I want.

I got the Vogue Knitting Fall 2005 issue yesterday. There are a couple of cute felted bags in it. You should pick it up if you're interested in that sort of thing.


posted at 10:13 PM . link . . (3) comments
3 Comments:

Wonder if the structure of the bottom part of the bag made it tighten up more?

Jen

By Blogger Jen, at 11:23 AM  

Well, what actually happened is that I sewed it together it from side to side, instead of having the bind off edge on the top. If the bo edge was on top I would have just bound off tightly. The side of the knitted piece was very loose to begin with. I'll post a picture later to show you what I'm taking about. I don't really feel like going down to the dungeon today to felt it again!

By Blogger Angela, at 11:29 AM  

Check out the two felted laptop cases with vertical stripes in the fall 2005 issue of Interweave Knits. They also have flared tops. I think it looks nice! Just pretend you intended it that way all along.

By Blogger Bonnie, at 3:09 PM  

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