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chiromama's Avatar chiromama 03:10 PM 07-11-2005
Christina, as long as it's 100% wool, that isn't superwash, it should work fine.

wawap's Avatar wawap 11:54 PM 07-11-2005
here's the before & after (doesn't really look different in the pictures, though!)

before felting:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18...n/IMG_3168.jpg (excuse the baby foot! :LOL )

and after felting:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18...n/IMG_3173.jpg

I actually used it today and got some compliments! Made me feel good since it was the first thing I ever did like this!
chiromama's Avatar chiromama 12:43 AM 07-12-2005
Nice Job Laura!
rainsmom 10:47 AM 07-12-2005
I like your bag Laura! did you make it bigger than the pattern called for? Just curious.
wawap's Avatar wawap 12:08 PM 07-12-2005
No, I didn't but I think the Peace Fleece has a bit more heft to it. The handles are a bit longer - so that is different...

It's much smaller after felting, but the photos make it look the same... Should have Mr. Xan put his foot by it so the difference is clearer. :LOL
HaveWool~Will Felt's Avatar HaveWool~Will Felt 03:06 AM 07-18-2005
YOur bag looks great!!!!
*Devon*'s Avatar *Devon* 10:42 AM 07-18-2005
Jackie, you have like the worst reflexes of all time. LOL!!! Love your sig!!!

I picked my bag up again last night, almost done with the bottom!!
Indigo73's Avatar Indigo73 02:36 PM 07-18-2005
I bought the yarn to finish the bag this weekend but haven't picked it up to knit. Too hot and muggy, ugh. Maybe it will cool down in the evening this week. I'd say I'm a 1/3 done with the sides of my mega sophie as I am starting to call it.
HaveWool~Will Felt's Avatar HaveWool~Will Felt 07:59 PM 07-18-2005
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Originally Posted by devonc
Jackie, you have like the worst reflexes of all time. LOL!!! Love your sig!!!
My teenage kids walk around quoting ND, and I have to say that I laugh harder every time. While we were on vacation, my teenage boys had me almost in pee'ing my shorts.... :LOL
I just had to change my siggy!!!
*Devon*'s Avatar *Devon* 08:24 PM 07-18-2005
God! <turns head to side and closes eyes> I love it!

Actually, the guy I most recently dated and I sort of got together because of ND-- someone mentioned skills, and we both went "Like, nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills..." we had a moment, LOL
chiromama's Avatar chiromama 09:05 PM 07-18-2005
Gosh! Stay on subject! Gosh!
HaveWool~Will Felt's Avatar HaveWool~Will Felt 12:37 AM 07-19-2005
Slap my hands now, please.
chiromama's Avatar chiromama 01:51 AM 07-19-2005
now.. don't get dirty again, Jacke!
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 09:13 AM 07-19-2005
Well I am on row 25, I really like this. Seems a bit small though, the picture looks alot bigger. I think it will be so cute. Of to WA & plan to knit the whole way there. We are driving.
HaveWool~Will Felt's Avatar HaveWool~Will Felt 06:50 PM 07-19-2005
Cristina,
It is a rather small bag...but oh so cute...looking forward to seeing it when you are finished.
Good luck witht he drive to WA....boy, that is a long drive. Have a great time on your trip...
I am in Portland....too bad we can't connect while you drive through...
Thinking of you and holding you super close to my heart...I understand right where you are....HUGS to you mama!!!
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 11:18 PM 07-20-2005
I am in WA & just finished row 54. I forgot my DPN so I need to find a knit store to get some up here. I have a question. It says to bind off 29 stiches but, when I finished the round I ended at the 6 stiches for the handles. Did I do somthing wrong? What should I do??? Thanks.
Anyone know of a knitting store in Everett, WA??? Thanks...
chiromama's Avatar chiromama 02:07 PM 07-21-2005
Yes... there should be six stitches for the handles. 3 for each one. Don't know of any store in WA tho.
HaveWool~Will Felt's Avatar HaveWool~Will Felt 03:28 PM 07-21-2005
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Anyone know of a knitting store in Everett, WA??? Thanks...
Not sure about Everett...but foresure in Bellevue....Marysville...Bellingham...

Dh works in all these towns....so I know the LYS there : ...
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 08:18 PM 07-21-2005
Found an AWESOME store in Everett. They even walked me through my pattern, again. Bought DPN, & yarn & they have a Knit-Together tomorrow night. I just might check it out. It is almost a reason to move here!!!! Thanks Ladies.
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 07:26 PM 07-23-2005
I finished the bag last night @ the knit together. I felted & blocked it this morning. Shrunk up pretty small. About .5 inches less than the demensions listed. I am starting another one & doubling the pattern. Anyone else do this? How long circulars should I get? Thanks. I will post pictures of the finished bag later, when I get back home.
Indigo73's Avatar Indigo73 12:44 PM 07-25-2005
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Originally Posted by Debstmomy
I am starting another one & doubling the pattern. Anyone else do this? How long circulars should I get? Thanks. I will post pictures of the finished bag later, when I get back home.
I am in the process of working on my doubled sophie. It fits on 16" but it's a tight fit, so if you have bigger ones sitting around I'd use them but I wouldn't go out a buy a new set just for this project.
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 10:46 PM 07-30-2005
Thanks Indigo! Have you got to where you decrease? How did you do it? Did you just double the decreases at each marker? Did you decrease every 20 rows vs the ten rows? Thanks.
HaveWool~Will Felt's Avatar HaveWool~Will Felt 04:06 AM 07-31-2005
OK, I'll bust myself...I started the sophie bag and have doubled the pattern...uh....well....I haven't finished it yet...it lays in the knitting basket very lonely...
i need to get it finished, as it will be an xmas gift...

back to knitting...
Indigo73's Avatar Indigo73 01:32 PM 08-01-2005
Just got to the point where I decrease... hadn't decided what I was going do yet.

But thinking about it, I thought I'd do the "normal" decreases every 10 and see how that works out. Especially since I plan on tweaking the straps making it longer and wider without the twist...
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 02:16 PM 08-01-2005
Hi Indigo, I am there too. I just made it to row ten & I am not sure if I should decrease normal & do 108 rows instead of 54. Or should I do the 54 rows & decrease 4 vs 2. With the bottom so much bigger being doubled, I think I will do normal 2 decrease with 108 rows. What do you think???
Indigo73's Avatar Indigo73 02:26 PM 08-01-2005
Yep Debstmomy, that is what I am thinking of doing.

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I think I will do normal 2 decrease with 108 rows.
I don't want it to get too narrow looking at the top, just a graceful slenderization, lol
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 02:55 PM 08-01-2005
Indigo I agree!
Sopie Bag
Here are pics of my first sophie bag. It turned out cute, but way to small.
Debstmomy's Avatar Debstmomy 04:31 AM 08-04-2005
Has anyone finished a doubled sophie? did it take more than 2 hanks of cascade 220??
I am on row 35 & on my 2nd hank & I have less than 1/2 a hank left. I am getting concerned. Thanks.
Indigo73's Avatar Indigo73 01:21 PM 08-04-2005
I haven't touched mine in days... way too hot! Sorry I can't help.
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