Friday, October 02, 2009

So...what to do...

with my first singles?

Well, knit them of course!

Pre-felted close up
Still in awe of the striping!

Pre felted
Pre-felted bag length is 6.5", strap is 18". I knit it longer as mine has to go over the bobbin and front upright maiden to hang in front of my wheel. see below!

Felted!!! Yes, I was a little bit sick to my stomach, well for a minute anyways when I realized my first singles would be felted. But hey, I really wanted something to remember the experience by! I still have a little ball left that can be cuffs for mitts or something.

Felted Spinning Wheel bag
Mods were to knit the strap longer and I also knit the base a bit longer too. Easy pattern too! :)

Stripes, stripes, stripes! Post-felting bag is 4.5" and strap is 14"

In use!
Well, my bright idea of needing a longer strap to get over the parts I needed to failed a bit as you can see. Not sure if I want to use a clip to hold the "excess" strap or not. I guess I could cut the excess off and just tie a knot. Any ideas? know I love to knit icord, I just couldn't stop, I kept seeing stripes!

Yeah, and to think it all started with these 2 balls ;)
Pansy Majestic
Pansy Majestic
3-1/4oz BFL pencil roving from the FiberDenn


Discoknits said...

Oh yes, just knot it (design feature).


Sam said...

Great idea! You'll always have your 1st work there to inspire you.

weezalana said...

Nice striping!

Could you cut it, then felt the two ends together? Or cut it and sew on a parachute buckle? Then you could adjust it to whatever length you wanted, whenever you wanted.

sgeddes said...

That turned out great! I love that you used your singles!

Karen said...

Turned out great!

Sandra said...

love it!

turtlegirl76 said...

I wonder if you could find a bead big enough to slip the extra length of strap through. That way you don't have to cut it, and it adds a little something special! What a great project for your own handspun!

DPUTiger said...

I agree with the "just knot it" suggestion. Your bag looks great!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I love the colors!! Perfect project for you first singles!

Anonymous said...

What a perfect project for your first singles; they'll be with you every time you spin!

Carol said...

Yup, jus tknot it. That's what I did to the handle of my first runabout purse when the handle was too long, looks good.