Thursday, June 29, 2006

Skye/mardigras bag

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I am trying another bag to my own design, here's hoping :)

Holiday projects

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Gaea in Fruit Coulis (Colinnette's Lasso).

B4 felted

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just to add buttons now to the karaoke mermaid bag. :)

Own pattern felted

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My own design in kureyon 147. I will post the pattern after holidays.

felted spider chrysant

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Noni flower felted in cascade 220.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

b4 felting

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I finally added the i-cord handles and it's in the machine now, the after pictures will probably be posted after holidays.

Noni flower prefelting

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I knitted this up before starting the bag, which I am taking on holidays to finish.

In the washing machine

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I knitted this to my own pattern. If it is a sucessful bag I will post the pattern on the blog later.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Close up of Daisy

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This looked awful knitted but not felted. I was stunned at how good it looked when added to the bag.

felted and blocked

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I finished the aranspun bag. I added a Noni Daisy to decorate it. It is larger than the booga bag but knit along the same principles. It is a little fluffy compared to other wools when felted but its nice :)

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Pattern for Contessa bag.

Cast on 12 stitches and knit 12 rows in Garter stitch [needle size US 11/8.0mm].
(These measurements are based on 100grams of a thick thin wool like Colinette Point5 or Silkwood Contessa,
to use another wool then I would add 1/3 more than the size you want felted,
eg 1 and 1/3 the height of a soup tin etc)

Pick up stitches around the sides placing a stitch marker at the first stitch only
and begin knitting in the round.

Then knit 25 rows. On the next row knit into the front and back of every stitch
until you reach the marker.(you will now have double the stitches) Then repeat
(you will have 4 times the stitches you started with). On the 3rd row for a small bag (100g)
or 4th for a larger bag (200g +) Bind/cast off. Then using the remaining wool
knit a 3 stitch i-cord for a small bag or 4 for a larger bag.

Attach the i-cord on opposite sides of the inside top edge and felt the bag.

I used a medium wash on 90 degrees to felt my bag. Your machine may be different,
swatching is always safer. When drying I used a soup can of suitable size (wrapped
in a plastic bag to avoid rusting/staining) to help the bag keep it's shape.
When it's dry you may want to add some stiffening to the handle. This is a matter of
preference only. You can also add novelty yarn to the edge if using a single colour,
just double strand with the wool when knitting the edge.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

contessa closeup

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Better view of the detail/colours :)


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This little bag was knitted with Silkwood Contessa, I love this extremely soft thick and thin 100% wool with hand painted colours :)

The pattern is my own.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Noni bag felted

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Just to add handles to this bag and sew on the flowers, the pattern and wool are fantastic.

First felted B4 bag

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Drying after one 90 degree wash.

I love the shape of this bag and the colour of the Kureyon #102.

102 b4 felting

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I wanted a record of how this looked before felting.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

backview with handles

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This picture shows off the handles very well and the colours too.

back view with flap closed

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This shows off how the flap should have looked if I had knitted in the reverse.

Finished bag, front view

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This is the adaptation of the Booga Bag with flap and beads, front view.

my own design in Rowanspun aran

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I had bought some of this on ebay and am trying out some different designs. I am wondering how it will felt etc.

B4 in Kureyon #102

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I really wanted to use 130 but couldn't get it anywhere. So I found 102 in Yarnela and am delighted with how th colours worked with this bag. I adapted the bead row as I couldn't get enough of the right type of bead. I will post a picture of the finished bag when felted, but this is my favourite so far.

B4 bag pre-felting

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I knitted my first B4 bag in the recommended yarn SWT Karaoke, lovely lovely yarn to knit with but a trifle expensive. It was very difficult to get the recommended glass 'roller' beads but I did, from creativebeads. I have to finish a few feet of the i-cord and add it before felting, but I really enjoyed doing this bag and feel a more acomplished knitter for doing it.

My own design

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I knitted this up using the body of the Booga Bag but wanted a flap, I was annoyed with my self for having the best side actually facing in, I'll remember that if I do this again. I also used glass beads on the flap to help weight it down. I have since felted it and was pleased to get a great felt with only one wash at 90 degrees so the colour is still good. I will post the pictures of the felted bag when dry etc.

Noni Rather Huge Carpet Bag

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I wanted a picture of this bag pre felting. I included a golf ball as a reference for size. The red are the flowers to be felted and the pink is half of the spider chrysanthemums for another Noni bag. I will post the felted bag when its finished off and handles applied.

Point5 felted clutch

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I gave this bag to my very fashion conscious niece with some goodies for her birthday. One skein was exactly enough and I used a few injablo buttons to decorate :)