FO – Meema’s Felted Marsupial Tote (sans the marsupial bit)

20 Nov

Before felting

Blocking into shape using Yellow Pages

Size comparison

Finished! The model’s hands are huge so the bag is not as small as it looks here

Yarn: Patons “Jet” 70% wool 30% alpaca – 2 strands held together to get guage
Pattern: Meema’s Felted Marsupial Tote- Stitch n Bitch
Yardage: 73M
Needles: 10mm 60cm circulars

This is my first forray into felting – I loved it. It was a bit risky, a bit daring…will it work or won’t it? Will it felt? Will it be too small or too big? Have I just wasted all my work and $40 worth of yarn? It felted up so well and I am very, very pleased with it. Now I wanna felt everything I have ever made. It ended up being a gift for my mother as it was recently her birthday. I knew it would end up going to one older female relative or another. Now I want to make more in funkier, more me colours. I did not make the marsupial pouch so I really want to give that a go, too. I think I might make lots of these for xmas gifts.

I even enjoyed the smell of the wet yarn – it made me recall washing my first dog, Ben and swimming with my second dog, Penny. I like the smell of clean, wet dog. Happy times.

1 Comment

Posted by on November 20, 2006 in FOs, Knitting


One response to “FO – Meema’s Felted Marsupial Tote (sans the marsupial bit)

  1. Nubiancraftster

    November 21, 2006 at 4:57 am

    Great job on the bag. You are really USING your SNB book. Are u going to knit everything out of it?! :O) I on the other had have yet to make anything out of either of my SNB books. All remain UFOs instead of FOs. I have used it for technique though.

    Keep up the wonderful knitting. Oh…and I really love that yellow sock yarn you bought…is that Wildfoote? i couldn’t see the name


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