Rows of Purls

Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.--German Proverb

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I would not be defeated!

I decided to knit the noni baguette as a gift for one of the ladies at the yarn shop. I was a little anxious because this was my first time felting, and because I have a front load combination washer/dryer. I read the pattern thoroughly and searched the internet for sites on how to felt using a front load machine. After two complete cycles in the washer/dryer, the bag did not felt. Still, I would not be defeated. I then decided to knit the bag again with the leftover yarn from the first one. My results were the felt. The first pic shows the bag ready for felting and the last pic is of the bag after six hours in the washer/dryer.

During my internet search on felting, I discovered a site on felting by hand. Since I experienced two failed attempts at felting, I decided to make this little pouch and try felting it by hand. Yes!...felt at last. I even added a red lining on the inside and a few stitch markers.
Pattern: Felted Pouch
Yarn: Noro Kureyon

During my felting crisis, I began to knit this little jacket for my son's goddaughter. I needed a quick knit, and a self-esteem booster, after the disappointment with my noni baguette. Kudos to my daughter for making the pom-pom.
Pattern: Bernat Sweetie Pie
Yarn: Bernat Baby Boucle'