Yeah… I think I successfully felted something. It came out a bit smaller than I hoped but it’s much better than my first one. Here’s a summary of the project.
Pattern: Lucy bag from Two Old Bags
Yarn: Paton’s Classic Wool
Needles: Size 10 Clover DPN’s and Denise Interchangeable Circs
Time to knit: about 2 weeks.
Thoughts: I bought this pattern about a year ago back in Michigan after appearing in their newsletter picture modeling the bag. Here I am.
This was a really quick knit. I’m not sure why I didn’t knit it sooner. It did come out smaller than I thought it would. I think I am going to use the “normal” agitation cycle instead of “vigorous” and warm instead of hot water. That way I can control the felting a bit better. Here are some pictures of the project pre felting.
And here is the bag after it was felted. What do you think?
I love the striping of this yarn. I plan on donating this bag to the Susan B. Komen foundation. They are doing a sale of knitted items at the Race for the Cure in Balboa park on Nov 3. So if you’re wanting to have this bag, you can buy it there and know that you’re helping to find a cure for breast cancer.