25 April 2011

P is for Purse...or Procrastinate?

let me preface this by saying, if i don't want to do something... i usually don't.  and i really wanted to want to finish this bag.  i had gotten the Barton Bag pattern at Apple Yarns in bellingham, washington while on the yarn tour.  i really do {love} the bag itself, and the idea of felting something for the first time was really appealing, but it was a relationship destined for bumps from the start.  the pattern was hard to decipher / lots of seaming / a lot of repetition / and the sticky-feeling cascade eco + wool just wasn't doing anything for me.  but- i had already bought the button, had i not? so i had to go on, not for the children, but for the button.
other than the fact that putting wool into hot water
creates a terrible -sheep fart- smell, the whole
felting thing went well.


i am aware, however, that now is the time to confess:
i started it...



almost.
           one.
                       year.
ago.

there, i said it.










so now we can move on to something a little more pleasant, like the fact that my friend said finishing this bag was a sort of like knitting vengeance.  what an interesting little idea that is.

knitting {vengeance}.

now, everyone knows a true lady loves a little vengeance every now and again. (especially with coffee.) so i think this bag and i might end up being friends after all.  who knew?



wonderwash tries to felt (the front loader won this time)

2 comments:

  1. It looks really good! Great job! I'm really glad the front loader works, I have been wondering for when I start my first felted project. Which, after your adventure, will not be this bag. :)

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  2. you are hilarious kate! so glad you have a blog :)

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