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outdoordrea
02-16-2008, 07:36 PM
Here's my latest project (still needs handles...maybe...I'm working on an I-cord).

Felted bag (http://picasaweb.google.com/outdoordrea/KnittingFO/photo#5167723397503764002)

Rolled brim hat (http://picasaweb.google.com/outdoordrea/KnittingFO/photo#5167723539237684834)
Floppy brim hat (http://picasaweb.google.com/outdoordrea/KnittingFO/photo#5167723509172913746) (I get lots of compliments on this one)
Key-hole scarf (http://picasaweb.google.com/outdoordrea/KnittingFO/photo#5167723479108142658)

Jan in CA
02-16-2008, 09:13 PM
Very nice!

knit2btied
02-16-2008, 09:25 PM
Those are nice. I'm curious how one makes the hole in the keyhole scarf?

ah
02-16-2008, 10:13 PM
They all look great!

Debkcs
02-17-2008, 04:18 AM
All your FO's are very nice! The Booga bag colors will probably 'pop' in the sun.

When I finally get around to making one, I want to find a nice shiny yarn to use, or sew beads on after felting.

outdoordrea
02-17-2008, 11:25 AM
I'm curious how one makes the hole in the keyhole scarf?

When I got to the point at which I wanted to start the hole, I removed half the stitches (of the scarf width) and put them on a stitch holder, then continued knitting the other half until I wanted the hole to end. Then I put those stitches on a second stitch holder and worked the stitches on the first holder to match the length. Then I put all the stitches back onto a needle and continued to the end bind-off.

dustinac
02-17-2008, 11:50 AM
:happydance: They all look great!

happyfingers
02-17-2008, 05:57 PM
:yay: :yay: I really liked the felted bag how big was it before felting... I have never tried this before but your bag is inspiring....:knitting:

knit2btied
02-17-2008, 09:09 PM
Outdoordrea,

Thank you for the explanation. It sure looks great!

outdoordrea
02-19-2008, 12:24 AM
:yay: :yay: I really liked the felted bag how big was it before felting... I have never tried this before but your bag is inspiring....:knitting:

Before felting, I had 120 stitches using US9 needles and 100% wool (Lion Brand Lion Wool--Autumn Sunset) in the round and the piece before the mitered bottom was 20" in length. It shrunk to 15" in diameter and 10" in length.

I just finished an I-cord that measured 84" before felting and ended up being 66" after.