A nurse who knits…

October 5, 2007

Lucy bag

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 4:07 pm

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.
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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.

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And here is the bag after it was felted. What do you think?

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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.

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6 Comments »

  1. Is there a mailing address for the Komen knitting sale. I have some items I’d like to donate to them if I can. Thanks!

    Comment by sarah-hope — October 5, 2007 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  2. oooh, you did the lucy bag! i’ve been holding onto that pattern for almost 2 years. one day, i’ll get to it. i like how you did yours! =)

    Comment by ruth — October 5, 2007 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  3. Hey there!! I love the new look of your blog. It looks great!!

    Comment by corinne britt — October 7, 2007 @ 12:35 am | Reply

  4. Very cool. I find that felting takes a long time to get started, and then speeds up to a pretty fast clip at the end. I find I have to check on the progress about every 2-3 minutes toward the end.

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — October 7, 2007 @ 5:18 am | Reply

  5. The bag is very cool! I love the colors and the striping.

    Comment by dropstitchknitter — October 8, 2007 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  6. So neat to see the before photos. The finished bag is so beautiful. I like the blog changes too.

    Comment by Karla — October 8, 2007 @ 11:16 pm | Reply


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