Saturday, November 29, 2008

~Not what I expected~

Well, I felted the purse I was working on. I am NOT thrilled about how it turned out. I know where I went wrong, so at least I got the experimental one out of the way before I used my leather straps.

During felting it lost most of its size in the length not the width...which is not what I was hoping for. So, I will have to re-design the others taller and skinnier to get the look I want.

I made a matching scarf, but the purse lost a lot of the silver when felting, so they are not exactly alike. Well, all I can say is my sister may be getting a hand made purse and scarf for Christmas, again~ LMAO.

4 comments:

~Tonya said...

I still think they look great! I wish I knew how to knit.

Well, you got the practice one out of the way, learned from it and now you can make the one with leather straps. :)

Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
~Tonya

Pea said...

They look very nice and I think would make a perfect gift for a sister. Black goes with everything.
Sometimes when designing something it will take three tries before I am happy with it. But that is the way it goes sometimes and I am sure you will have this knitted purse with the leather straps in no time.
hugs, p

The Smiling Goat said...

OMG! I love it! Again wish I knew how to knit! I'm sure if you give that away who ever recieves it will be very happy!How long did it take to make them? Don't forget to post a pic of the NEW one with the leather straps.Happy knitting Jen!

Kim

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Jenny,
I think they turned out nicely..I like the shape of the bag...and I like the rug hooking project too..my sister made us rugs in school back in the 70's..mine was thumper bunny and my little sisters was flower the skunk..
have a great rest of your sunday..gotta finish the decorating so I can take photos...and we have turkey soup on the stove...the house smells wonderful...