Thursday, May 29, 2008

Three Bags Full(ed)

These are my last three felted bags, and they may truly be my last as I hate the part where I have to assemble them, and I'm none to hot on carrying a bag with two straps. They are knit with roughly the same number of stitches but the different wools is how they end up being different in size.

I used to block them with cereal boxes but we have eaten most of the cereal so now I block them deacces-
sioned library books.
If you're going to full something in the washing machine, you must encase it in a zippered pillow case bag and this the reason why. This is all the link I pulled out of the bags, which would have otherwise gone into my washing machine pump.
I am a bad bag mom - I do play favorites, and this is my favorite. I love the way Border Leicester fulls. I dyed the locks, carded them whilekeeping their colors as separate as possible and then spun them. The other wools I've used haven't fulled into this boucle-like yarn and I love the way it looks. My own bag is from this wool. I bought about five fleeces from Ralph Groefsema before he retired so don't worry about running out any time soon.
Drum roll please - three complete bags. I'm going to knit on my Sonnet sweater for a while - phew. Glad these are done.
I got out of the car to open the gate tonight and just had to drive right back in for my camera and so will leave you with yet another gratuitous Big Sky picture.

4 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Did I hear you say a Sonnet? Please share a picture in progress so we can see your yarn choice! I am going to eventually knit myself another one -- just as soon as I "fix" the heavy silk monster!!

Mim said...

I would be partial to the blue/pink bag. Any of them would be nice if I couldn't choose, the colors are super!
"Three Bags Full(ed) clever!

Lee said...

Very nice! And I love that Big Sky (my grandfather was born in the Big Sky state, Montana).

Beryl said...

The Border Leicester is pretty spectacular. I love the subtle color differences.