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Old 08-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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My first Lucy bag
I've been wanting to knit a Lucy bag forever, but I always seemed to have other projects going. Anyway, I finally got around to it. I made the tall bag. I added a Fair Isle pattern from 200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mucklestone. I used Cascade 220, and the dark brown definitely felted more than the beige, leaving the center (with the Fair Isle pattern) a little more narrow than the solid beige body. I would like to knit another one in the smaller size. This bag is 12" high and about 7" in diameter. I like the pattern, and it's a fairly quick knit, too.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Ohhh so pretty! I've always wanted to knit one of those, too. BTW... If I remember correctly white yarns are treated to be that way and that affects the felting process. Not sure about other very light colors.
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That turned out really well. It's a very nice color combination and a terrific bag. I'd like the idea of the smaller one, too.
Yes, the lighter colors which require bleaching, lose some of the barbs that make wool grab and felt.
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I love your bag. I like the contrast between the colors you've chosen, and your stranded color work design is spectacular. I've never heard of a Lucy bag so will have to go look it up.
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Very cool looking and just in time for fall and winter! You did a great job.
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BTW... If I remember correctly white yarns are treated to be that way and that affects the felting process. Not sure about other very light colors.
I've read that, too. I was hoping that the beige was closer to a "natural" shade and might not be heavily processed (if I'm using the right word). Anyway, it's apparently true because there is a definite difference in the way the two colors felted.
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Fabulous bag! I love the Fair Isle pattern, is really adds character to the bag. Great job!
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #8
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Very classy looking! I really really like it!!!! Your addition of Fair Isle patterning is wonderful. Your Lucy Bag is the nicest one I've seen. I think the Fair Isle is a great addition! The others (at Ravelry) look so plain compared to yours!

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