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jeanius80
05-21-2007, 05:03 PM
specs: noro kureyon in #154, 3 balls
10.5 US circs
pre-felt measurements 9 x 11 x 4
post felt is about the same, just fuzzier:shrug:
here are some pics pre-felt (its drying right now:happydance:)

the other bits are the i-cord (5'), a garter square to make a pocket, and a loop with a tab to make a closer ( i am going to handfelt some pink yarn for a button)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/200/508292328_a7e7e84063.jpg

ipod for scale
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/508292290_0357192a80.jpg

and a bonus cutie dd pic!:heart:
dirt anyone?:teehee:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/194/508292322_fa8517e3e0.jpg

jhelanee
05-21-2007, 06:05 PM
Looks great Jeanie! :grin:

That seems odd that it did not shrink when felted - it may not be truely felted yet. How long did you felt it for? Can you still see individual stitches? If you are happy with how it turned out you can just leave it, but if not you can try felting it some more. Looking forward to finished pictures.

That is such a cute picture of your dd. Good luck getting those clothes clean!

jeanius80
05-21-2007, 06:09 PM
:doh:lately all her clothes are getting that dirty:ick:

i am ok with the finished piece. if i felt it more it would shirnk too much, so next one i am going to make it bigger then felt the crap out of it :mrgreen: this first one will just be a softer bag

Sanibelle
05-21-2007, 06:12 PM
I love the colors that you made your booga bag. I agree with the previous poster - you may want to try to run it through the wash again if you want it to be more like "felt". I had to wash one of mine 3 times before it came out the way I wanted it. If you do try again make sure that your water is really hot and put your water level on small load. Throw a pair or 2 of jeans in and it should come out more felted. If you love it that way that is great too!

Sanibelle
05-21-2007, 06:14 PM
Sorry - I was typing and did not see your post till I entered...

I hope you don't mind my comments - it really looks great as it is too!

jhelanee
05-21-2007, 06:16 PM
:doh:lately all her clothes are getting that dirty:ick:

i am ok with the finished piece. if i felt it more it would shirnk too much, so next one i am going to make it bigger then felt the crap out of it :mrgreen: this first one will just be a softer bag

Lucky you. :rollseyes:

Having seen the bag in progress, I can easily see why you don't want it to shrink anymore. When you go to do another one, might I suggest trying a different yarn? I have done two with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky that turned out nice and thick and sturdy post-felting. I can't remember off the top of my head how (or if) I modified the pattern for these, but I can check my notes if you want to know.

rorygilmore
05-21-2007, 06:21 PM
I love the color! My dad lives in Japan and can get Noro yarn for about half the price you can buy it here. He's sending me some!! Must of the colors of the Noro they have on the site he buys it from are colors they don't sell in the states.

auburnchick
05-21-2007, 07:33 PM
Can't wait to see the finished project!!!

jeanius80
05-21-2007, 08:19 PM
thanks for all the comments!!:muah:

:teehee:i will take a pic of it all assembled tonight. i still have to make the button. right now it is hanging from a shelf with one of those old tupperware cereal containers inside it for shaping:biting: i do love the colors!

Mommy22alyns
05-21-2007, 09:34 PM
I love those colors!! :cheering:

melissa.atkins
05-21-2007, 10:03 PM
I love the colors!!

jeanius80
05-23-2007, 01:08 AM
here it is all finished, my neice the model!

Lady Violet
05-23-2007, 01:10 AM
the colors remind me of jelly beans you get at easter. good job!!! :cheering:

JamOKnit
05-23-2007, 10:05 AM
Beautiful! (the bag and your niece)

PalmettoGirl
05-23-2007, 10:11 AM
How cute! I love the colors!

sara_jayne
05-23-2007, 10:47 AM
The bag looks GREAT! The colors are just fabulous!

I love the picture of your daughter! She looks so cute in dirt! :teehee:

auburnchick
05-23-2007, 05:02 PM
Oh, that felted so nicely! GREAT job!

jeanius80
05-23-2007, 06:06 PM
:muah:thanks! she looooooves the dirt and water .. very messy/muddy :rofl:

GinnyG
05-23-2007, 06:30 PM
I love the colors!!!

Great job!! Wonderful idea to put a pocket and closure.

kristinw
05-23-2007, 06:49 PM
I love it!! The colors are just beautiful!