My 91 year old father has been in need of some sort of carry-all for his walker now that he is using it more often, especially when we go out. I debated with myself as to how I was going to go about creating this walker accessory. I knew I could sew something, but if you know me, sewing is not my forte. Then I thought...why not make a felted bag? I used no pattern and just winged it, keeping in mind that when you carefully felt an item - it shrinks about a third.
This is what I came up with. No straps, but I did make flaps. The idea was to attach this bag to the walker using velcro. Here it is before felting:
and after felting...the felted walker pouch:
Can you see the small rectangle flap at the top? This is the section that I sewed on a strip of velcro to attach it to the walker. I also added velcro to the bigger gray flap to keep it closed.
Here it is attached to the walker:
Dad seems pretty happy with it. I used Paton's Classic merino...which is my favorite yarn for felting. It felted very nicely into a sturdy little pouch.
Here's a couple more pictures of my artisan bread. I made a more elongated loaf:
This time I used an electric knife to slice it. While it was a little easier to slice (the electric really labored hard)...my slices are still very uneven. Doesn't matter though because it tastes so good. We actually had some leftover slices from this loaf and it makes incredible toast.
Another thing I tried was making some hard rolls.
I forgot to slash them before putting them in the oven. They still came out great though. For the rolls I used parchment paper on my peel instead of using corn meal. I slid them easily onto the baking stone and remove the paper after about 10 minutes. The paper slid out like a dream and the rolls still came out crispy. I'm really hooked on this wonderful bread making method. It's so easy and the results are unlike any grocery store bread that you can buy. I'm definitely making my own bread from now on!!
Have a wonderful weekend! happy knitting and baking :)