knitted bag

knitted bag

So – I've been sick. Not hugely ill, but sit peacefully on the end of the couch and knit levels of sick. And I decided to work on getting better at two color/two handed knitting, with some limited success. I finished the applied i-cord edgeing last night, and the directions say "pat it, admire it, photograph it, and then felt it"

So I did. This is the before felting picture. It is kind of huge and floppy, which generally means it will compact nicely when run through the washing machine.

I have to keep remembering it takes me a couple of tries to get a new thing. I applied i-cord edging 3 different times before it suddenly looked reasonable, and felt correct. I'm really grateful to the people who post you-tube videos and tutorials for how to do these things.

I'll report back after the felting process…

One thought on “knitted bag

  1. Oh my, Lee, this looks soooo wonderful !
    (saw it earlier on my blog roll, but didn’t
    have the time to post ….. now I have 😉 !)
    It is quite hard to find yarn nowadays that
    will felt ! Most yarns have got some “super-
    wash” treatment so they won’t ever felt ….
    Fairisle knitting is so much fun !
    Can’t wait to see the “after” result !!!
    And YES : thanks for You Tube 😉
    (hope you’re feeling better)


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