Knitting ContentI finished my first felted purse! I took a class at Gourmet Yarn, and this was the result. The pattern is designed by the store's owner, and it's been to fun to see all the different variations people make on the theme.
I wear a lot of black, so a black purse was definitely useful. I'm not sure I'm going to be making anything else with black yarn for a long time. Margaret was very helpful in the difficult sections, picking up stitches and helping me get out of a dropped then added one more stitch situation.
Here's the purse before felting.
Here's the purse after. Yes, those are different scissors but they are basically the same size.
Statistics: MG's Felted Purse Pattern
Yarn: Cascade 220 (black) and Trendsetter Charming
Needles: Size 13s, including DPNs for the I-Cord
Modifications: I made shorter handles for a more elegant design that could go out in the evening.
Felting: One cycle through our washing machine!
Meanwhile, I'm working on my Branching Out Scarf from Knitty. I found belonging to a KnitAlong group was very helpful in working on Clapotis, so I've joined one at Branching Out and I finally have my first knitalong button for my sidebar.