Sunday, January 28, 2007


I began knitting this buttonhole bag last night. I knitted until 2am and then sat back down this morning and finished it. I popped it into the washer with a couple of pairs of jeans and forgot about it!!! The cold water rinse spin cycle shocked me out of my stupor! I ran into the laundry room and threw open the washer like a mad woman. LOL
Disaster averted! It felted very nicely, if I must say so myself. LOL And I didn't sit there being anal about it like I did last night when I felted my B4 bag. (which took FOREVER to felt!) It turned out very hairy but I like it. It adds character to it and my color combo looks ever better felted. (seafoam green/white/ and coffee brown) As I expected, there is still a lot of stitch definition left in thewhite stripe which is why I only did 4 rows with it. But again, I think it just adds texture.
Yarn is Lamb's Pride Bulky - double strand throughout and pattern can be found here http://www.stitchcharlotte.com/WhatsNew/ButtonHoleBagMasonDixon21.pdf

6 comments:

  1. The bag turned out great! I love the color combination you chose! Great job!!!

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  2. very cute . . . cute blog too.

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  3. This is quite lovely and so glad it turned out so well for you despite forgetting it in the washer!!! (my luck it would have been felted together!!) and I love the colors you chose!!! very nice together!!! I am doing the Paton's yarn Rosewood with dark brown stripes this is the second one and looking nice!! thanks for sharing!! Hugs Linda

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  4. I think you did a GREAT job - now I have to try that one!! :)

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  5. I love your color combination!!
    I use a "JUST A TRIM" shaver to get rid of the fuzziness on my bags. (I got it in the "as seen on TV" section of the grocery store)

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  6. I absolutely love this bag and the colours are fantastic!! Great job! :)

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