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Old 03-13-2006, 06:45 PM   #11
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Just my opinion but I would skip the diaper bag and knit her something nice to wear. Somthing that has nothing to do with her sweet little bundle. Baby stuff is really nice - but somewhere after you begin to show your pregnancy people forget that you were once an individual. Its nice to be reminded :D
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:25 PM   #12
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why can't you wash a felted bag?
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:59 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
why can't you wash a felted bag?
Well, the 100 percent wool is feltable which is what makes it shrink. So you can't just toss it into the laundry machine which is something that you might want to do if you're using it as a diaper bag. A good diaper bag is easily washable. I guess you could surface wash the felted bag if you wanted but it's not easy care machine washable. :-) If you put your felted bag into the washing machine, it will felt again.
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:12 PM   #14
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Doesn't it reach a point where it can't felt any more, though?
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:05 PM   #15
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that's what I mean.... I was assuming it would be felted ALLLLLLL the way. And, since it might potentially have poo-poo on it, being felted it could take a good scrubbing.... which would make it GOOD for a diaper bag, right?? I don't have kids though...
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I think the problem is this. We are used to felting, so we can handle washing the bag, re-shaping it if necessary, and making it pretty again.

The average non-knitting person (aka "gift recipient") would NOT know how to do that. They would put it in the wash, look at it afterwards, and throw it in the trash.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:32 PM   #17
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Now that is a true possibility... A sweater or an article of clothing people understand has to be reshaped, but a purse... people don't really think of that needed to be reblocked.

I think I decided to do something else for my sister... maybe some slippers or something just for her... a spring poncho maybe since she's due at the end of April. Eventually I'll do a purse for her, but with her expecting young'uns, I am not sure I'll break out the noro just yet...
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Originally Posted by carolina red
The average non-knitting person (aka "gift recipient") would NOT know how to do that. They would put it in the wash, look at it afterwards, and throw it in the trash.
ahhhh... didn't think about that...




you could just include directions, right?
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