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Old 11-09-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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Felted bags final :)
So I feel so empty now that I am done with these:



I LOVE making these, but I can't justify spending the money on the wool yarn ($8-10/skein) to make them. Perhaps a little ebay shopping is due....
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:52 PM   #2
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Have you thought about trying WOTA from Knitpicks?? Its 1.79 per skein and felts beautifully...LOTS of us have used it for clogs, bags, etc....
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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schmidge those are gorgeous! I have a weakness for felted bags !
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Old 11-09-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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Those are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! I used WOTA on my felted bags, here is a photo of my Booga bag. See, WOTA felts nicely and inexpensively
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Those a very nice looking felted bags. I am hoping to get one started soon. And yes, noticing how much yarn and $ per skein, I was thinking that adds up to a bit, doesn't it. I might just try the WOTA.

Did you say you did single strand with no ill effect? I've never knitted with two strands so I was wondering if doing that is harder. Is that why you did single?
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:40 AM   #6
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Oooh, I love the bags--the colors are fab, too. So rich!

I can't wait until my WOTA arrives and I can start my booga...
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:48 AM   #7
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I love your bags great job
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:01 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Racerkatie
Those a very nice looking felted bags. I am hoping to get one started soon. And yes, noticing how much yarn and $ per skein, I was thinking that adds up to a bit, doesn't it. I might just try the WOTA.

Did you say you did single strand with no ill effect? I've never knitted with two strands so I was wondering if doing that is harder. Is that why you did single?
Knitting with two strands is no big whoop. Like any new knitting skill, you fall into comfort with it...and this you fall into more quickly!

If you single-strand it, you are going to end up with a thinner, wimpier Booga....

About the WOTA.....if you REALLY like th colorways of Noro (and who doesnt??) you may consider knitting just the bottom and first couple inches of the sides with WOTA and then switch to Noro....you'll only use 1/2 the Noro that way, thus saving moolah!
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those are gorgeous!
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Originally Posted by KellyK
About the WOTA.....if you REALLY like th colorways of Noro (and who doesnt??) you may consider knitting just the bottom and first couple inches of the sides with WOTA and then switch to Noro....you'll only use 1/2 the Noro that way, thus saving moolah!
That is a great idea! I know it's been mentioned before, but I kind of forgot about it.

Also, you can get Noro cheaper from www.woolneedlework.com
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