View Full Version : I'm felting, I'm felting!

01-27-2006, 01:09 PM
Here's hoping it turns out right. *chews on fingernails*

Should it make me this nervous?

01-27-2006, 01:23 PM
I am sure yours will be wonderful! Luckily it goes quickly so you might still have some fingernails after it is done.

It made me nervous on my first project. It was a yoga bag and a lot of knitting. It came out great though.

I just bought some wool sweaters at the Salvation Army. I am going to felt them tonight. At a later date, I'll cut them apart and sew them into bags.


01-27-2006, 01:29 PM
I just checked on it and it's actually starting to look really nice! I'm delighted! I'll check on it again in a few minutes and maybe it'll be done....

01-27-2006, 01:32 PM
:roflhard: I am working on a booga bag and I think that I will be the same way when it is time to felt. :doh:

I am so glad that it is going great! :thumbsup:

01-27-2006, 01:58 PM
of course it is nerve wracking...that's an aweful lot of work to go ahead and "ruin" it by shrinking it!! ;) it is going to be great i am sure!

when i am felting is the only time i wish i had a top load washer....front load takes forever. and then i remember i haven't had to buy a bottle of detergent in 3 years (cuz it takes so little detergent) and it all seems worth it!...lol

01-27-2006, 02:07 PM
Well it's done! I'm actually very happy with it! It shrunk a lot more vertically than horizontally, and it looks like it's about the size I expected it to be. (Have I mentioned that this is a bag?) And I'm very excited about the strap - I had to guess how long to knit it because it's knit off of the side of the bag, and I managed to get it just the right lenght. This is so exciting!

I've blocked it and I just need it to dry and then I can use it! Yayay!

Jan in CA
01-27-2006, 02:13 PM
They DO shrink more vertically than horizontally so it sounds like it came out perfect! Can't wait to see pics!

01-27-2006, 03:07 PM
Everytime I read the title of this thread, I think that this is what the Wicked Witch would have said if her dress was made of wool. :rofling:

So glad it worked out for you! :thumbsup:

01-27-2006, 03:11 PM
lol i do too and that's how it sounds in my head when i read it...heh

01-27-2006, 03:33 PM
I think EVERYONE gets that first-time-felters' anxiety, Lisa..... HUGS!

01-27-2006, 03:58 PM
I was a wreck when I felted my Booga Bag. And, then it took like three times through the wash to actually felt and for a while there I thought it was never gonna happen. :oo:

Glad your bag turned out well. Do we get to see a picture? :D

01-27-2006, 04:18 PM
I'll take after-pictures once the bag's dry, and then I'll post them! (I have before-pictures too to compare!)

01-27-2006, 06:39 PM
I'll take after-pictures once the bag's dry, and then I'll post them! (I have before-pictures too to compare!)

Great! I have to admit that I have a little bit of a bag addiction. It's not as bad as my knitting addiction, but it's close! ;)

Can't wait to see it!

01-27-2006, 07:57 PM
I have to admit that I have a bag addiction as well. Currently 2 otn, one on the mind not to mention all of the bags that I bought because I can not use a bag longer than a month :doh:

Its a sickness. :rollseyes: