I have picked up speed on my new found hobby - knitting. I went to the local thrift store on Friday and rummaged through four baskets of yarn, jamming my re-useable shopping bag full for only $12. And because I dug through the treasures in those baskets, I only bought actual wool from sheep and alpaca as well as cotton yarn.
Here's the project I'm currently working on...
I spent all morning (and part of the afternoon) turning the above into a beautiful handbag! It was an experiment in many ways, but turned out beautifully. The handles were also from the Thrift Store, 12 bundled together for $1.50!
|I sewed the side seams together and the handles to the body of the bag with thread first so I would keep the placement where I wanted it to be.|
|Here is the finished bag, pre-wash for felting. I finished the handle and side seams with the remaining yarn. What looks like purple here is actually a nice brown.|
|The finished felted bag - notice how much less of the handle is covered by the yarn! Also, the wool is still drying, so I have stuffed it with a plastic pencil box to form the shape it will take.|
I have a sense of accomplishment after finishing this project, but have not paid any attention to the house yet today - YIKES! Time to do some dishes and whip up dinner!
What do you think? What would you knit/make/want as a gift? Ideas? Thoughts?