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Old 12-02-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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FO- My Little Companion (felted purse)
Pattern: http://www.knitkit.com/MyLittleCompanion.htm
Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensations Bellezza Collection Cosetta Wool Blend in Teal Link to yarn

My bag definately looks a bit different from the one pictured on the pattern. It's just not as square. I actually don't mind that, but it is the square shape that attracted me to the pattern to begin with. I need to make a good form for blocking to get that shape, I think. Overall, I like the pattern. Instructions were very good. The I-cord bind off and strap "buttonholes" were a little intimidating, but the directions were great. The yarn felted nicely in one wash. I liked the size, so I did not run it through a second time. The yarn has a very nice gradual stripe pattern to it and was easy to knit.

Lessons learned: Don't let the bag go through the spin cycle. Make a good form and block it while it's damp.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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Gorgeous! I love the color!!
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:38 PM   #3
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What a cute little bag! That color is beautiful!
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:41 PM   #4
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I the bag Brooke

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Old 12-02-2005, 04:11 PM   #5
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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It looks great! :D Felting in one cycle...lucky you!
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:20 PM   #7
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Very pretty, Brooke!! I have the Oregon Tote pattern from KnitKits, and I love it. The buttonholes for the cord *were* slightly intimidating, yes, but they're worth it, don't you think? I had done a Booga before this & I much rather knit the holes than poke them through the fabric.

That yarn looks like it has a bit of a sparkle to it. I'll have to watch for some of that @ Joann's ... gorgeous!
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How did you like working with the Joann's yarn? I havent heard any reviews on their stuff yet....

The bag looks GREAT! GORGEOUS color!

Im curious as to what lesson you learned about not letting it spin. Ive let felted clogs spin before....even sent them through the DRYER! (BLASPHEMY!) and Ive never had any trouble.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #9
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Thanks for the kind words. The color is actually a bit darker and richer in person. It's quite nice.

Kelly- this is the first Joann Sensations yarn I've used. I like it and would use it again. It seems a lot nicer than Lion Brands wool blends.

As far as the spin cycle goes....I think I could have shaped the bag a little better if it were more damp. I have a front loader, so even on the slow spin cycle my felted items come out almost dry. I'm sure its different depending on the yarn used, though.

I went to the bead store today and got a few beads to embellish the bag a little bit. I'll post more pics when I'm done with that.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:32 AM   #10
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Brooke, I really love your bag!! I MUST get some of their bag patterns I love both that one & the Oregon!! You did a great job love love the color
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