Wednesday, October 17, 2007

An Unwatched Pot or The Lucy Bag - Finished!

Yarn: Cascade 220, Color #9403
Pattern: The Lucy Bag by Two Old Bags
Needles: 10.5 Addi Turbo 24"--I did the magic loop at the beginning of the pattern, and did not use dpns.

They say a watched pot never boils. Here is an example of an unwatched pot. I knew better; you must watch your felting. It was not just felting, it was melting. The nearly disappearing Lucy Bag.

You see, I tried to do two things at a time, the other being to reformat the hard drive on my laptop. I might as well have attempted brain surgery. My Lucy Bag dwindled from a large to a small bag in no time at all in my washing machine. It looks okay, just not the size I was hoping for. You will see another (hopefully larger) Lucy Bag here in the future.

And maybe a smarter felter. Ha.


Guinifer said...

That's too bad - it's really cute, too. I'm sure you'll find a use for it!

Kathy Wajerski said...

It's still cute. I know what you mean though. I am easily distracted and my washer is in the basement so I doubt I do any felting any time in the near future.

Thanks for your comment about the bears. I'm sure I had in mind that they would look like brothers. Yeah...I'm sure that's what it was.


Kathy said...

Now that's a bag for me! Love the color - and shape too actually.

I am feeling a felting bag stage coming on, but I have a front loading washer - once you start it, you can't stop it. Plus agitation is very minimal.

Any suggestions for me? Do you think I could felt in a couple of 5 gallon buckets and a plunger for agitation?

I have only felted slippers years ago - and had a top loading washer at the time.

Anonymous said...

I love the way this bag looks--it is awesome. I am nearing the time when I will be felting my Lucy bag, and woul love some hints on the process: how hot the water, whether you put it into a lingerie bag, how often you need to look at it, and how to dry it PLUS anything else I might not be thinking to ask!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am crafty--but cannot knit to save my any of you ladies sell your creations? I'd love to have a Lucy bag of my own!