I was so proud of what was a major project for me. I used the bag every day for a long time! Making this bag really helped me get over my fear of tackling challenging projects. I started picking up patterns for things that I didn't think I'd ever be able to handle, and I've done just fine. If I can get through chemotherapy, I can get through anything.
This is the 2nd major felted bag I made. It's the B-4 Bag - Bobbles! Beads! Bumps! Buttons! (Mine doesn't have buttons . . . yet.) It's made with a strand of Cascade 220 and a strand of Nashua Wooly Stripes held together. I loved knitting in the clear pony beads and the bobbles were really fun to make. It's so nerve-wracking to throw a bag I've worked so hard on into the washing machine, but it felted beautifully. (B-4 Bag is designed by Trish Bloom http://bloominknitiot.blogspot.com ) It lead me in to knitting the next bag pictured . . .
During the summer of 2006, my sister Kim and I decided that we both wanted to make the Noni Bobble Bag. We bought tons of colors of Cascade 220 for the bobbles and shared the yarn. We saved some money by using black Patons Classic Merino Wool for the body of the bag. We bobbled, bobbled, and bobbled some more. The bags and bobbles were felted separately and bobbles were sewn on after. I love this bag! When we first got our kitten, Emmie, she used to get inside the bag all the time. Since she's black, she blended right in.
That's all for the show and tell for today. Time to start that next dishcloth . . .