With my two felting projects finished Saturday night, yesterday was felting day! Even though everything is still in the process of drying I thought I would post my results as I am very excited to show everyone. Felting is magic...at least that is what my youngest son thinks :)
Baby's Got a Brand New Big Bag by Maia. Janice inspired me to knit this bag. Janice is quite the bag lady. I just love all of her creations. As far as my modifictions for this wonderful bag go...I knit the bag as the pattern states, but with no decreases. I just knit it straight up from the bottom and I did my own striping effect. I used a mixture of Moda Dea Cartwheel - hazey and Paton's Classic Merino - new denim and denim marl. I am happy with the results. Both yarns felted very well together, but I did expect the bag to be a bit bigger. Next time I'll have to make one even bigger!!
My second felting project was the fiber trend felted clogs. I have heard and read so much about this pattern I just had to try it. I purchased the pattern at my local LYS. In fact when I went to buy it they needed to order it for me...guess that states the obvious as it must be a very popular pattern. This pattern is truely amazing. I enjoyed knitting them and I'm sure there will be more in my knitting future. Once agin I used my tried and true felting yarn Patons Classic Merino - dark grey mix and peacock. Since they did not go through the spin cycle, they are still soaking wet this morning. How long does it take for them to dry completely? Now I have to do some research to make the soles slip proof. I have some ideas, but want to check them out further first chance I get. The clogs (women's size 10) are huge before felting. You can see them next to my old pair of clogs:
I'm going to knit a pair for my husband sometime. He wears a men's size 13 so I can't even imagine how big they will be before felting!
Off and running...happy knitting :)