I couldn't think of a creative title, so I just kept it simple....
I won a contest over at Jae's a couple of weeks ago, and here's what she sent me: A beautiful skein of sock yarn that's 75% wool, 25% mohair, a sheep printed tape measure, and the cutest notecard. Thanks for everything!
We're celebrating my sister's birthday on Sunday down at the cabin on Grand Lake and I decided on Thursday afternoon to make her a felted Lucy bag. I finished the knitting Friday afternoon, and here's what it looked like then:
Mmm, I think it looked like Peppermint Bark at that stage.
Friday evening, I felted it. I can tell for sure it probably should be felted further, and it's fairly obvious in the following photo, but I was concerned about it shrinking to an unusable size. I also wanted to make sure it would be dry enough for gifting in time for the celebration. So I guess I can always felt it further for her, if she says anything about it.
Oh crap, she reads my blog! Everyone be sure to comment that it looks great the way it is!
This was a really fun, fast project. I'm used to knitting on size 1 needles, so this bag on size 15 Addis and size 9 dpns flew! The yarn too was beautiful and great to work with. I used a strand of Cascade 200 and a strand of Atacama 100% alpaca held together. And I love the results, so a success all the way around!