Thursday, 15 January 2009

Felted Fairisle

I'm sure I've shown you before my knitting with tapestry wool that then gets bunged in the wash...well here is my largest piece to date. The wool was very kindly given to me by a friend who had been given it by a friend who...well you get the idea, it was a mish-mash bag of bits, some of which had already started to felt themselves! Anyway it's nearly all gone and look what it's become! I knitted a panel and then just knitted two together at both edges of the right-side row until I got a point. I washed the panel a couple of times with the other laundry and then backed the whole panel with a lovely soft green tweed which came from the guild bring and buy. The only thing I bought was the handle which is actually half of a pair. I'm not convinced that the bag's up to heavy use but I do like it,as so, I think would Miss Marple!









Thanks to all of you who have signed up for the mug swap. A particularly HUGE thank you to Kitty who made me this ace button for the swap out of the goodness of her heart- well not literally-how macabre! If you are part of the swap and would like the button just ask! I have also set up a Flickr group so that we can share what we receive in one place. It might be nice to wait until your recipient has got their mug before you put up any pics to keep the surprise for them. I would also like to add a blog roll in my sidebar for all of you who have blogs, please let me know if this is a problem. Anyone else who would like to join has until the end of today, tomorrow I will randomly pick who we'll all be sending to and mailing out names- Can't wait!

9 comments:

Gina said...

The bag is stunning Jenny! Love it.

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

That is amazing! I've not seen your felted knitting before so I'm glad you've posted some more. It's beautiful.

Jackie said...

I haven't seen your knitting before,,its so lovely. How clever you are. I know there's a lot of fiddling about with fair isle knitting. I wouldn't even attempt it.

Kitty said...

That bag is wonderful - gosh, what a clever blogger you are.

And you're welcome on the button - I'm kind of nerdy like that. You knit fairisle, I piddle about with PaintShop Pro.

x

Barbara said...

Beautiful bag. Love the colours and the design.

Daisie said...

Yummy bag! Just call me Mis Marple!!
xxx

quiltygal said...

Hi Jenny found your blog through Kitty love the bag I have been collecting woolies to felt but havent actually done any yet as I dont have hot water going to my machine!! I am waiting to get a bit more then will take a trip to the launderette!!will be back to visit again

Miss Natz said...

Hi Jenny yes I would love to do a private swap with the other person who missed the deadline xx

Jacky said...

Jenny that felted bag is stunning!!! I just love the felted fairisle....dont think I am a good enough knitter to attempt something like this, but ohhhh I do love it.
Well done its amazing.

p.s. looking forward to our mug swap.