Wednesday, July 11, 2007

From Knit to Felt

This is the first knitting project I've taken on, having just learned to knit last March. As usual, I couldn't just start something new, I had to take it up a notch. I didn't just knit a bag, I picked a pattern that had to be felted too. I find the felting process fascinating because the composition of the wool completely changes.

Using wool, I first knit the project according to pattern instructions. Then I took my little friend to the washing machine where I promptly changed my dial to the hot/cold wash cycle. It took four trips though this cycle to achieve the correct size.

As you can see in the photos, I used the pattern booklet as a reference to show the change in size. You can also see how the knit stitches are no longer visible after felting. So I'm thinking this new creation needs some embellishing... I'll let you know how that goes once I figure it out!

Happy Hobbies!


Thirty-One Trendy said...

Love it! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Kathy said...

Hey! That is pretty cool!