Saturday, January 30, 2010

Felted Purse

Over the holidays, I made a simple knitting project for a felted purse. My aunt in Sweden has sheep and a wool/spinning/coloring business and she showed me how to do needle-felting one time when I was visiting. She also gave me a few bags of colored wool to do my own felting. I wanted to try to knit something and found this cute pattern online. I found some felting yarn at the store, and started knitting. It took almost no time at all to knit, and felting it was even faster. I threw it in the washing machine, hot water, a little detergent and a pair of jeans. It was done in about 5-7 minutes. Kinda cute, isn't it?

When I took the picture, I used a wine bottle to show the shape...and I suppose it could be used as a wine bottle giveaway bag as well! :-) Next I'm going to embellish it with some needlefelting and maybe a few beads. Then the best part - give it away and watch a good friend light up with a smile! :-)
We had some snow and ice come down last night so I leave you with this picture of Kane running around in the backyard. He always gets extra energetic when it gets cold. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


wvfarmgirl said...

Kane looks very happy! He sounds like Cody. As soon as it snows the old man perks up and plays like a pup again. Must be that German Shepard blood in him.

Heike Larsson said...

Of course I have to say this: I really like the idea of the wine-bottle holder! :-) For next Christmas you could do some with red wool and attach some Santa-kind of white border and then people can buy it to give away their glöggs! (There own ones, after your recipe!) :-) But it will be just as nice for some sparkling or still wine! Very nice!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

That purse is very cute! I am not a knit/sew person. I just don't have the patience for it.
Kane baby, you are such a happy boy! June would love to play with you in the snow. Samantha, not so much. She doesn't play with other dogs, she plays with humans.