Well, you know what I mean, I made a new bag.
Knitted, then felted.
Just a perky large bag, big enough for me to put a whole sweater project into perhaps while I knit-walk for a little while, while knitting a body section . . . or whatever.
Shown on Abelene, a life-sized “woman thing”, this actually is the first prototype of three yarns held together, of three different colors, which in fact give even more of a texture visually, as well as a supremely thick and gorgeously rich color depth of felted fabric.
Just two hot washes in the washer machine made this great thick plush wool bag from a big floppy giant one (( and wouldn’t you know, how dumb was I to forget the before photo )) having shrunk at least 25% and weighing a little over 500g. I cast on 100 sts and very gradually and randomly decreased throughout the body, attempting an improvised wedge shape, with the turned-edge of the shaped bottom being only 80 sts. I must say, I couldn’t be more pleased.
Yarn: Wool Of The Andes worsted : colors garnet, brass, and amber for the rust, and varying changing shades of blues and greys for the blue.
Project Details: on Ravelry here.
I’ve just finished yet another Maiya’ kma felted wool basket, and with two short handles it is like a market bag. I can’t believe how much fun they are to make and I can’t seem to stop myself. It is truly amazing that such a stiff and rugged wool basket was transformed in two hot wash cycles from this . . .
I really love this colorway by the way . . .
Here it is paired with the one in the previous post, and now they are a nesting pair!
They are ready for the post now for a birthday next week, and I so do hope the postal service is on time!
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool Of The Andes Worsted(two-held-together)
Details: For larger here, For smaller here.
This little pile of wool is what is left of a weekend of fun woolly frolicking! I have made two felted wool Kinder Bags, for Nora-Who-Is-Four, and her little brother Wee Finn who is already running about wildly. I can just see the little guy now, toddling about collectin’ stuff in his wee blue bag. How adorable that should be.
Truth is, these are just the beginning of the second wave of hand-made gifts I’ve made, as the first wave is already gone with the post to far-off lands, as I was in such a rush and didn’t get a chance to photograph. That’s me, just here, a delirious maker-of-things … casting on , then off, then on…. forever in a frenzy of gift-making. Will it end? So far there’s no sign of it!
How are you all doing with your hand-made gifts?