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brookehanna
01-08-2006, 01:03 PM
I had a nice long description typed up...then my 2 yr old erased it...UGH..

This experiment is a combination of the My Little Companion pattern and the Zara Scarf pattern. The Zara Scarf is very cool...but being in stockinette stich it curled terribly. I did not think blocking would solve it. I really liked the technique in the scarf, however, and thought it would look great on a felted purse.

Here are the results of my experiment. I changed the measurements of the My Little Companion bag. We'll see how it turns out! I used Noro Kureyon #157 (six skeins!) and 2 skeins of another purple wool (i'll have to find the name) for the zig zag overlay.

Pre-felting measurements are approx 18 wide by 12 deep by 12 high
Adapted from these patterns:

http://www.knitwhits.com/zara.shtml
http://www.knitkit.com/MyLittleCompanion.htm

KellyK
01-08-2006, 01:23 PM
OOOOOH! I cant WAIT to see it felted! Its gonna be GAWGEOUS! When? When? When? When???

brookehanna
01-08-2006, 01:29 PM
Ohh..forgot to add....I'm felting it NOW. Will post pics later :)

Jillle
01-08-2006, 02:03 PM
Impressive work!! :cheering: I can't wait to see it felted!

Ingrid
01-08-2006, 02:13 PM
Very nice!! :D

Cristy
01-08-2006, 02:28 PM
That's beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product! PLEASE post pics asap! ;)

vcuchica931
01-08-2006, 02:58 PM
nice colors!

gimmesanity
01-08-2006, 03:18 PM
Wow, that's gorgeous! I'd love to see how it felted.

jodstr2
01-08-2006, 03:23 PM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: yummmm!!! Brooke, that's gorgeous!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

brookehanna
01-08-2006, 04:48 PM
Well.....I definately goofed on my measurements. The zigzag part before felting measured about 13" versus the bottom width of 18". The result is more of an A-line shape. Also, the corners are not where they are supposed to be....so the bottom is funky. It developed little ruffly ridges.

I might cut the bottom section (left and right side) down to size and sew it back together. Or..I'll just enjoy it as it is. I did do a test felt swatch before I started, but I guess it didn't really help me too much on my measurements.

I'll keep experimenting...next time with cheaper yarn ;)

Cristy
01-08-2006, 07:55 PM
I still think it looks really nice! good job!

KellyK
01-08-2006, 08:03 PM
THAT is SOOOOO COOOOOOOL!!!! I wonder if blocking would help get it into the shape you want? I mean.,...I think its AWESOMELY unusual....but, If YOU arent happy, then try blocking it!

Ingrid
01-08-2006, 08:51 PM
I kind of like the edges. I bet you'd get people how you did that wonderful new technique! ;)

Anya
01-08-2006, 09:16 PM
it's beautiful!

nanonette
01-08-2006, 11:48 PM
I think it turned out really cool! Awesome idea to change a scarf into a bag!

partydiva
01-09-2006, 01:21 AM
the bag is really cute. :heart:

Angelia
01-09-2006, 08:01 AM
Ooooooh! That is lovely! I love those colors--gorgeous after felting, too! :inlove:

ebrperk
01-09-2006, 11:33 AM
That is a great bag just the way it is. I like that it puckered a little bit. It looks kind of funky and I tend to like funky stuff every now and then.

feministmama
01-09-2006, 12:14 PM
Disaster or not. I lke it :thumbsup:

jodstr2
01-09-2006, 01:14 PM
:inlove: I still like it, ruffly ridges on the bottom and all. it's still beautiful! :heart:

itscryttle
01-09-2006, 03:19 PM
that is beautiful! LOve the colors!