Sunday, March 05, 2006

Completed Well traveled bag - newest FO

Ta Daa! What do you think? Well, I like it. Of course I'll notice the little imperfections, but I really, really like it. With all that said I have to 'fess up about the pocket. I showed some photos of the bag looking great. Now here's the side that will always be against my body! I think the inside pocket affected the way the outer bag felted. The double thickness in that spot might be the culprit. The outline of the pocket is clearly visible from the outside (not just because of the extra thickness). Maybe I stitched it together too tightly and there wasn't enough "give" for the felting to occur without pulling at those stitches? Who knows. I'm happy with my first fulling/felting project.

11 comments:

Norah said...

It's beautiful!!

Jackie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

I really wanna make one now!

Beth in Denver said...

It's adorable. Great job. Pat yourself on the back and stop being so hard on yourself. It is too cute.

Grete said...

Your felted bag looks good.
About the pocket, next time you can put the bag in water whit some hairbalsam and work around the area whit the pocket and it maybe will fit a litle bit more.
That is what I do if the pocket shows on the outside.
But the bag looks so beautiful.

Ronnie said...

It is wonderful! Great job.

Janet said...

The bag is great. May I suggest felting all of the pieces separtely including a length of yarn then the pocket can be sewn in after the felting is done.

Norma said...

I am having severe BAG ENVY! Ginny, I love it! Keep the bump side next to your body; I am sure no one but you would ever notice it. The colors are beautiful and it looks great. You have inspired me to try felting as soon as funds permit the purchase of lovely wool yarn! Thanks again for linking to the pattern. Enjoy!!!!

VintageModern said...

Way cool! I am working on the handles for my bag. Then i get to felt. YaY I love to felt things.

Gail said...

Oh, Ginny, I love your bag! I just ordered yarn to make 3 of them, one of them bigger. It's beautiful! Gail

Robert said...

It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!...........

do I get my socks now ??

diane said...

i love it Ginny!! you did a great job.....