Smoky Mountain Colors

Saturday, February 17, 2007

No Title, Just Stuff

Back before I left for TN. I felted the fair isle tote I was working on. I bought handles for it and they looked TERRIBLE beside it, so I thought I better go ahead and get a picture of the Over Felted Bag on the blog. Yup 3 extra minutes came make or break you sometimes. It's not un-usable though. I still plan on finding some handles that will go with it. What happened was when I was felting it, I got side tracked by an upsetting call from the EX. By the time I was off the phone the damage had been done and my bag turned into a very tightly felted fabric. Actually it went from tote size to handbag size. LOL. But I will save it. I'll get those handles and probably give it away because it reminds me of that damn phone call with Mr. X. The good news is while I was in TN a box of wool came from with the yarn for my next fair isle bag.

On to better things. I finished two more hats for the Dulaan Project and 2 Squares for Project Compassion. The hats I used two different wools. Lion Brands wool and Patton's Classic Wool. I don't know if you have ever used the Lion's Brand wool before, but in my opinion the Patton's felts so much nicer. Maybe because I'm just use to it. But, I made two more of the Felted Toddler hats and the one made from the Classic Wool looks so much better. My squares I used Debbie Bliss DK and let me tell you that yarn is a pleasure to work with. It feels so good.

My socks are coming along. Cross your fingers but I'm hoping to have them done next week. I figure that gives everything that will interrupt me time to do their thing and I can get on with the important stuff, like knitting. LOL.

It has been a crazy few weeks. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. I think I would have went nuts if I hadn't had my knitting, my knitting friends and my knitting blogger friends. I hope that we as a knitting group next take for granted the power that we have to help each other, even those that we have never met face to face, still have such an important place in the well being of each person they contact through the blogs. I really love you guys, you're the best!


MollyKnits said...

How about a fair isle evening bag?

ObsessiveCompulsive Crafter said...

It is depressing when that happens to a bag. I had it happen not too long ago. Now I stay planted in front of washer. You put so much work into that bag too!

Becca said...

Oh, I am so glad you decided to save looks great.

I over-felted a kitty bed a few months back. I am still trying to figure out what to turn that into.