Friday, October 20, 2006

Free, Felted & Finished Friday

FREE: I received my FREE yarn yesterday. Heather offered the "free yarn" from her stash as long as you paid the shipping costs. I received 9 yummy skeins of Classic Elite's Waterspun in the blue spruce colorway, as well as some stamps that will be perfect for card-making. Originally I was going to use my "free yarn" to knit a project for Christmas Knits but I doubt the homeless will be following the care label instructions to hand wash, so I think I may buy some really sturdy washable yarn instead.

FELTED: I know these photos are awful, but I'm giving you a sneak peek at the felted bag I'm working on for my neices birthday in December. The bag pattern is the Rick Rack Purse & the yarn is Cascade 220 Wool. The first photo is unfelted & the second photo is a small section of the felted bag.

This bag has been very tricky for me since the finished bag has to be exact measurements to fit a specific item. I'll elaborate more when I post completed photos.

FINISHED: I've jumped on the bandwagon & completed some Mason-Dixon ballband dishcloths. I love that these are a quick-knit and will be great for Christmas presents as well. That is, if I don't just use them in my own kitchen instead!


Karen said...

What's better than new yarn? New FREE yarn!! It's so pretty too. Love the bag - I've been in such a mood to do a felted project soon. And what is it about those ballband dishcloths that is so addicting?? I've been dying to cast on another one of those too. :)

Yarn It said...

You scored on the yarn! The color is gorgeous!

slyn said...

That yarn is really beautiful, but not as pretty as Julia's purse! She is going to LOVE it!! And so will her mama! ;) I can't wait to see the finished project. Also I can't believe you didn't tell me you were doing dishcloths! Aren't they fun?