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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Finished Purse.


Tonight I finished and felted my first purse! Hurrah! Hurrah!!

Last night, I finished the top four inches of the purse (working in the colored bauble yarn) while watching Aliens with Karen & Jeff. Jeff, I loved the personalized intro you gave us. Bravo!!!

Today I bought some double-pointed needles and stitched both handles.


I referred to my guru, Crazy Aunt Purl, to learn the three-needle bind-off so that I could attach the handles to the side of the purse.



Then came the nerve-wrecking part---placing the purse in the washing machine to felt it. I read the felting instructions out loud to Karen to make sure I knew what I was doing (for some reason I have to read the simplest instructions out loud and discuss them with someone before I trust myself to proceed). I used the hot water and 18 minute agitation cycle of the machine. Then stuffed the purse with plastic bags to achieve the desired shaping.

AWESOME! I'm so pleased. Shall I knit one for you now?

Before felting:

After felting:

1 Comments:

At 5:42 PM, Blogger revrose said...

Great purse, I want one, only not in green!

 

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