I've knit several felted bags, but this one is by far my favorite. It's made from a Fleece Artist kit and, as has been my experience with other Fleece Artist kits, it was easy to knit and I love the final product.
I've been thinking about felted bags lately because I have a strong feeling that I'm going to succumb to a Noni Bag! Have you seen the Noni bags? They are so pretty and are decorated with these amazing felted flowers. They are really such creative designs I simply must have one! I'm leaning toward a small Evening Bag which is decorated with beautiful Camellia Flowers. Since I don't have a fun evening bag, in a way, it's almost a wardrobe necessity that I get this kit!
Before I forget, I do want to point out a feature about this bag that I think is particularly nice, and that is the wide handles and the way they are attached to the bag. Unlike some bags I've knit, these handles are very securely attached and as a consequence are stable and make this a most enjoyable bag to use. I also want to mention that the yarn that came with this kit (blue-face Leicester) felts extremely well and was a pleasure to knit. This bag is also appealing in person due to the wonderful colors and texture and I receive compliments from women of all ages when I am out and about using it.
Project Specs: Fleece Artist Felted Bag - kit; US 9 needles; 250g blue-face leicester yarn.
This week Steve will be traveling on business so it's just Mr Puffy and I holding down the fort. That means we will tuck into lots of goodies and have plenty of time to lounge round watching videos, nap (Mr Puffy), and knit (Claudia) and hopefully this week, somehow, I will finally finish up Flo (Kim Hargreaves sweater kit). Speaking of which, Mr Puffy has been extremely helpful with his suggestions on the finishing details and overall general encouragement to finish Flo. I really must do something special for him as a thank you!