Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Felting/fulling is magic! You take a floppy bit of knitted stuff:



Throw it in hot water wash, agitate a bit, tug and pull it into shape, stuff it with plastic bags and hang to dry. In just a little while, you have

a purse!

I've made Sophie before (last one was purple, I think), but this one is different. This one is for me me me me me!

I started knitting it yesterday, finished it this afternoon, just in time to toss it in the washer with the dirty clothes. The yarn is Brown Sheep Naturespun. The color is "stone." I made the straps just a hair longer than the pattern calls for (30" of i-cord instead of 20") in the hope that it can be shoulder worn.

It can!
Comments:
Very nice! Are you wearing it diagonally, from one shoulder to the side? I have some Kuryeon that I plan to make one for myself and was wondering about the strap length.
 
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My strap is just barely armpit length. 30" felted down to about 24"
 
It's beautiful. I'm sitting on some wool for my own Sophie and have enough to make longer straps. Thanks for the inspiration.
 
Oh I like it! I'm addicted to bags. I used to never change my purse, but I think I'm going to knit me up a bunch to use this winter.
 
Your Sophie bag looks great. I've now saved the pattern to make one too! Thanks for inspiring me.
 
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