Sunday, 31 August 2014

One less UFO

Rejoice with me, I have completed one of my unfinished objects (UFOs)!

Two years ago, at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate (an annual pilgrimage for me), I fell in love with a felted bag. Now knitting is not my strong point, but I like a challenge, so Mam bought me the kit for Christmas. It used Freedom Wool and was from The Wool Shop (http://www.thewoolshopleeds.com) designed by Sue Goldthorpe, and was a beautiful purple colour with a coconut shell button.

So Christmas came and I started knitting. The basic pattern was relatively easy, but I am a very slow knitter, so it took me a while. Then it said to pick up and knit 12 stitches to attach the side. Oh no. I didn't have a clue and panic set in. First off I put it away for a bit then roped in Mam for a tutorial - one side done. Unfortunately I'd left so much time between the first side and the second that I couldn't remember haw to do theick up and knit.  I was too embarrassed to ask Mam again so YouTube came to the rescue. Now it is finished, felted, and buttoned and I am so happy with it.

Here it is:

And just in case you missed it, earlier this week I made my first ever sock monkey, and you can read about him here: http://womblingway.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/new-beginnings.html

I'd love to hear from you so please do leave a comment.  I'm off to link up with Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else has been up to: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/handmade-monday-183.html



12 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely bag you created. And I'm sure it's special, too!

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  2. Your bag is gorgeous! I love felted items but never have the patience to carry out all the stages and wait for it to dry! Popping by from Handmade Harbour :)

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    1. Thanks Clare, it did seem to take forever to dry. Put it in the heater cupboard in the end!

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  3. Oh wow love the colour of your bag! I am enjoying trying out needle felting and also felting jumpers to make things with! (http://patchworkfairy.com/diary-of-a-crafty-fairy/)

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    1. Ooh good luck, I will look forward to reading all about your makes. I've got a hoodie I accidentally shrank in the wash so I'm thinking there may be another bag somewhere there!

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  4. very lovely bag, looks a great finish:)

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  5. Well done for persevering, the bag looks fantastic, such a fun colour! :)

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    1. Definitely a labour of love. It's one of my favourite colours. Once painted my back door this colour :-P

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  6. What a nice bag I do like the colour and well done on finishing it.

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