Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Adventures in Felting

I really-really-really wanted to do some felting. So I dug out some feltable wool and got to knitting.

The first one I did was a pattern called Sophie, which I found at magknits.com. The designer is Julie Anderson. She has designed some cute bags. I decided to try the SWTC Karaoke that I purchased at Foggy Bottoms in Ferndale earlier this summer.

Here is the yarn:

Karaoke - #303

Here is the bag knitted:

SWTC Karoake - Before Felting

Here is the bag felted:

SWTC Karoake - Sophie Felted

That little jar in the picture is a small Gerber food jar, used for perspective. One thing about Karaoke I learned is that once it starts to felt, it goes quick! This came out much smaller than I would have liked. Oh well, live and learn.

Next, I pulled out the Nashua Handknits Wooly Stripes Tweed and knit two things. The first was the Booga Bag from Black Sheep Bags. The other was Special Companions from knitkit.com. Here are the results:


Nashua Handknits Wooly Stripes Tweed - Viva Tweed

Booga Bag knitted......

Nashua Handknits - Booga Bag Prior to Felting

Booga Bag felted.....

Nashua Handknits - Booga Bag Felted

Special Companions knitted.....

Nashua Handknits - Priot to Felting

Special Companions felted.....

Nashua Handknits - Special Companions - Felted

Not too bad. I was happy with the overall results and now feel comfortable to move on to bigger projects.

Check back for other felting results!

1 comment:

Heddy said...

I love the bags! I have knit both the booga and the Sophie in the past ... but never out of such pretty wool! Wow! I am inspired!