8.01.2007

Very Pink Bag

It’s done! I felted/fulled the pink bag. In all truthfulness, I did so a few weeks ago. I know some of you were interested in seeing how it turned out…so I’m sorry for the delay! Anyway, I think it came out kinda cute. It sure didn’t shrink as much as I thought it would, but that’s okay. It also took forever to shrink even as much as it did. The yarn was a loosely spun 1-ply, the kind that’s really hard to sew up seams with, since all it wanted to do was pull apart. I had to keep twisting it as I sewed. Anyway, I am happy with the bag! I got a zipper for it but am unsure whether I want to sew it in or not. I’m going to leave it as is, and if one day I feel the need for a zipper, I’ll add it then.

So without further ado…I give you, the Very Pink Bag:

I like the way it looks, the stripes are still very apparent, and satisfyingly symmetrical in a random sort of way. I had originally imagined this bag ending up smaller and with shorter handles…but this is okay too. I can put the bag over my shoulder.




Here are the specs on this bag.

Stay tuned…more FO’s to follow!

4 comments:

gypsyknits said...

Breathless! My DD would love this bag she is so into the color pink.
Since she knits too, I will show her your pics. Great job!

Nell said...

I dig it! It is appropriately named. HeeHee!

camillaknits said...

Hard to felt is my specialty! Try soaking the bag again in super hot water for a good half hour or more, then add a bit of shampoo or laundry soap before starting agitation. The presoak really opens up the cuticle of the fibers and felting goes much easier. This is how I ditch stitch definition, well, that and the old blue jeans I always toss in with the item to be shrunk.Pretty bag! Nice to 'meet' it! Cami

Dee said...

This bag looks perfect for those quickie shopping trips when you just buy one or two little things.

Very pretty and very cheery with all those pinks!