Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Booga Bag Transformation
I just finished my Booga Bag. I think it came out pretty well in spite of a few things. This was my first attempt at felting and I broke all of the rules.
1. I used bulky yarn. I didn't know that you weren't supposed to do that until after I started knitting.
2. I didn't make a swatch. I figured that this was an experiment and it's a bag so I didn't really care how much it shrunk.
3. I used Lopi yarn which I understand sheds too much for nice felting. I wanted to use up some stash leftovers so I did it anyhow. I didn't find that it shed too much.
4. I used white yarn which doesn't felt well because the bleaching process inhibits felting. I knew this but I thought that the white yarn I was using was more of a natural off-white color. It did not felt well though which is where I guess a swatch would have helped.
I'm pretty happy with the result, so I think I will make another bag with my remaining Lopi scraps. This time, however, I will leave out the white.