I'm just starting this blog, and I'd like to post information and photos of a few projects that I've been working on, but there's a problem. They may or may not be projects that will directly benefit the most likely readers of this post, and the projects may or may not ever be finished. So for now I'll concentrate on things I'm making for me (or my dogs), at the risk of seeming totally self absorbed. After all, what is a blog really, if not an exercise in self-absorption?
I started this bag a few weeks ago, it's nearing completion. The pattern is from Noni Bags, it's the medium carpet bag, and I used Cascade 220 yarn. The bag is felted, it was MUCH larger before felting--no, I didn't take a photo. The felted bag is 15" wide x 10" tall by 5" deep. It's a few inches wider/deeper than the pattern calls for it to be, so I may felt it a little more.
The flower is another pattern from Noni Bags, the Camellia Flowers pattern. I really like the way that it looks after felting, it's a very bright red although it looks orange-y in the colors on my monitor. The flower is about 7" across.
Here's the flower and the bag together. Now it just needs handles and lining, and maybe some reinforcement so that it doesn't get too saggy. I'm having trouble finding handles that are black and large enough so that they aren't dwarfed by the bag.