15 March 2007

Some more knitting...


Here are some pics of some of my creations...

This is a hat I made my mom (yes, that is Mom modeling her own hat!) It's done with some ultra soft baby alpaca. It's the type of yarn that you just want to rub against your cheeks. This pattern was fast and easy to knit. Mom went with me to purchase the yarn and the pattern (Ewenique Yarns) on a Friday and she had the hat on Saturday. She was pleasantly surprised. Mom was thinking that she might see a finished product by Christmas!

This next FO has been finished for quite some time (before the blog started). This bag was my first attempt at felting and it turned out better than I expected. The pattern came from Creative Knitting (magazine) and was very easy to follow. If I were ever to make this bag again, I would make the i-cord handles just a tad bit wider or make the body of the bag just alittle smaller. I was very pleased with the end result. It took a lot longer to felt than the pattern stated, but that's probably due to my lack of experience. Felting is fun to do because you never quite know how the wool will felt. I like to be surprised!

2 comments:

Angela said...

Go Katie! You are super-fast knitter! The hat and bag are awesome! Just from my experience, I have found that even a large bag with skinny felted handles - still holds up! How did you sew on the handles?

srapalmateer said...

I sewed them on with extra yarn before I felted the entire bag. Handles and bag felted at the same time and VOILA!

Angela...I'm not super fast...these are FOs that have been finished for awhile. There are more FOs out there that I never took pics of. I may have to beg and plead with family members to model the gifts I made them for future postings! hee hee