November 28, 2007

It's in the Bag

This is my first real knitting project and I'm excited to get started. It is a felted tote out of the book I told you about before. The benefit of felting is that when you felt something, the mistakes pretty much disappear. That's really good for me. I make mistakes. Tomorrow I have a private lesson to help get me started. Hopefully I'm not in over my head. My instructor said this would be a great first project for me because I'm a fast learner and I'm good. Me. Good. Can you feel me beaming all the way over there? I love bags, so this is the perfect first project for me. And if it's too ugly to take out in public, then I will just use it to hold my knitting projects.

If you knit, you should really check out this book. It is full of wonderful projects that I hope to be able to do on my own someday. If you don't knit, this book is sure to inspire you to take needle to yarn.

22 comments:

  1. Jen,

    I have not knit for many years and since I had carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists a few years ago I can't do serious knitting. I did make quite a few of those "eyelash" scarves a few years ago.

    Enjoy your new hobby; it can be very soothing.
    Janet

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  2. I don't knit...I am thinking about taking a class at a local yarn shop. I do so much "waiting" for my children I think it would be great new hobbie!

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  3. Ah, what a delicious looking book. I love the project you're taking on. Great color combination. I'll have to check back to see your progress.

    I'm still learning to knit (after many years-lol) and I'm always intrigued by every else's projects

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  4. I don't knit, but you have fun!!
    Rosemary

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  5. My dear friend made me a felted purse last year. It is beautiful! Good luck and have fun with yours.

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  6. There's a lady who rents space with us (at the shop) and she does felting. She gave a tutorial a few weeks ago but I missed it. My mom however, has really taken to it. Blessings... Polly

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  7. I don't knit but have always wanted to learn...I think it's great you are learning. Love the bag too!
    ~Des

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  8. That looks like a great beginner project. I just learned to knit about a year ago. I took a "learn to knit" class at a local yarn shop. I've been knitting ever since...it's addicting! Once you learn to knit and purl you can make anything you want. Good luck!

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  9. Good luck on the bag project, Jen. Keep us posted on your progress.

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  10. Love the bag!! The leather straps are perfect!! Hummm...could I..tapping my foot. hugs NG

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  11. A felted bag is what I've been wanting to try! A quilting buddy is teaching me to knit. I saw her felted bag and immediately wanted to learn. I'm not quite there yet but perhaps after Christmas when life returns to normal I'll have time to practice more.

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  12. Oooo! Now THAT is a cute bag! I can't wait to see it when it's done!

    xoxo,
    martha

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  13. I SO want to learn to knit. I love the tote and the colors you have chosen.

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  14. Hmmm, I've been itching to knit. But, I dont know the first thing about it and I'm too proud to go into a yarn store and plead ignorance. I need a knitting coach!

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  15. I have this book and have been eyeing that tote bag pattern for some time now. Best of luck - can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  16. hi jen - looks like a fun project!! i will definetly check out the book!

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  17. You will have so much fun knitting Jen - the felted tote looks like a wonderful project. I haven't seen the mentioned book - it looks great! Happy Knitting :-}

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  18. Good for you Jen! If I wasn't already up to my neck, buried in projects I think I'd take knitting up, like you. :) Happy knitting!

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  19. You are soo stinkin cute....with your words! I am sure you are a fast learner and knit up a storm. Can't wait to see the project....the colors are gorgeous. xoxo, cherry

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  20. That is a cute bag!
    I don't knit, but I played around with crochet for awhile. I think I would like knitting and may bug my friend to teach me this winter.

    Can't wait to see your finished project.
    Kimberly :)

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  21. I just felted my first bag this week (after knitting it a YEAR ago!). It turned out great. I don't know why I put it off so long. Now I'm going to line it and then I'll post it on my blog. I wish I had remembered to take a "before felting" pic.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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