I'm currently in the grips of an obsessive knitting frenzy! I thought knitting was suppose to be relaxing...? Arghh....I'm at it every moment I have... I just can't stop!
|:: my knitting frenzy|
I saw this knitted/felted striped garter stitch bag on Ravelry (originally from Ishi's knitting diary blog here). The bag pattern has been knitted flat and then sewn up, then it needs to be felted. I love the look of it for a winter bag, so I had to have a go! I decided to make mine in block colours dusty grey, aubergine (the wool I dyed a while ago) and olive wool. It's taken me about a week and a half to get this far and I'm on the home stretch now... Hooray!
|:: knitted garter stitch bag - in progress|
I'm looking forward to doing the felting process... although I am a little worried, scared/petrified and crossing my fingers... especially after the hours and hours of knitting! I love the challenge of making something new and I'm really hoping that it's all going to turn out ok! I think it's looking good so far :)
Anyone got any good tips on the best way to felt wool? I would love to hear them :)
Hope you are having a great creative week!
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post note: Whoops I just realised that I made a boo boo knitting this pattern... the corner olive square isn't suppose to be there... drat!!! I will have to unravel that bit!!! I obviously got a little carried away in my knitting frenzy :)