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