Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Almost an FO!

I received my final package from my secret pal. Thank you Pancy! More goodies - yarn, patterns, stationary, lip gloss, body scrub, chocolate, etc!!! You made my first secret pal exchange a lot of fun. : ) I will definitely do it again. A big thank you for making it a fun experience!

I know I've been MIA lately. I have been knitting, just not blogging.

I've finished the back of my Cable & Rib sweater. Before I cast on for the fronts, I decided to spend some time finishing up a smaller project that's been waiting patiently for my attention. I've been so close to finishing for so long....the excitement has been building and I just couldn't wait any longer. My first felting project!

This is the Ruffles to Riches bag from the Pursenalties book. The body of the purse is Noro's Kureyon. I'll list all of the details when it's completely done. I finished the handles and sewed them on, sewed up the bottom and voila:

Next came the scary, I mean exciting part:

Whew! It's over and nobody got hurt. It didn't fall to pieces or get eaten by the washing machine. I do need a pillow case with a zipper or a garment bag though. I put it in a pillowcase and knotted the top, but it kept coming out. Not a big deal except for all the wool in the water. Nothing a mesh strainer from the kitchen can't handle. : )

It's drying now and I think I'm going to love it! All that's left is a trip to the fabric store and to sew up a lining. More pictures to come.


mary said...

the bag looks gorgeous pre-felted. Can't waited to see the fo pic!

Madge said...

Awesome bag! Love the colors.

Isn't felting fun?

P.S. Target has zippered pillowcases for around three bucks.

jillian said...

Can't wait to see it! I picked up a 2-pack of zippered pillow covers at Bed, Bath and Beyond for el cheapo. I thought they would be with the pillow cases, but they weren't. There was a separate section with owther bedding stuff and there weren't considered pillow cases but pillow "liners" or some such. I wouldn't have found them if I hadn't asked. Anyway, they work like a charm for my felting!

Anonymous said...

Hi Annete,
Glad U had fun! I have one more thing to send, I just misplaced it and I didn't want time to run out, so I will send it asap!!

Joan said...

Your bag is going to turn out perfect. Your colors are so pretty, Annette. I can't wait to see it all felted.

Fay Lynn said...

this did turn out great. I love the colors. Have a great time at Sttiches. I am thinking of all you guys!!