8.13.2009

Knitting imitating life

I started out with my first handspun, and decided to make a plain little knitted in the round bag to store my Tarot cards.

It was my first attempt at spinning on a spindle, so it was pretty wonky. Thick and thin, so the square gathered up as the gauge changed.

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Just a row of ktog, yo, knit 2, repeat for the drawstring, and I’m ready to sew it up. Then I decided that I didn’t like the plain beige. Being in the middle of a Kool Aid Dyeing frenzy, I decided to give it some color.

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A little microwave dyeing, and then decided to felt it, because the shape was irregular enough that I couldn’t think of how it could be used.  Well, felting is unpredictable, sometimes too small, or too fat. But like life, if given lemons, lemonade it is.

And so my tarot bag became a make up bag. Which even works out  better. Due to the triangle shape, everything fits it in perfectly.

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Great, a cute little bag and it holds just enough to make a girl pretty, and fit in my purse!

May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies…

5 comments:

  1. So cute. And I love the color. I haven't knitted any of my handspun up yet. I'm not really sure why. But you inspire me to get it done.

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  2. That is a darling little bag. Since I don't carry a purse, just a wallet, I don't carry makeup, just a stick of Burt's Bee's lip gloss.

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  3. Very resourceful! I once knitted a hat to be felted, then forgot about it in the washer...and felted it down to the size of a glasses case...at least you could salvage your tarot bag and use it for something great! Mine? Meh. Who uses a glasses case with a floppy brim on it??? :o*

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  4. Great save! I love the color.

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  5. Further proof that, as my Mom used to say, "All's well that end's well" .... and your little bag ended well!

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