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Felted Tote w/ tortoise shell handles

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It Felt Like Spring

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Funky, Cute, Whimsical, Mod
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo It Felt Like Spring

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What materials did you use? 2 sks Lion Brand Yarn that felts, satin lining, sz 10.5 knitting needles, sz 10.5 crochet hook, 1 sk trellis yarn, 1 large button, needle to weave ends, lots of patience. This Spring Garden yarn is not in stock but may be found on the yarn I found it on ebay and had to buy 5 skeins to get one. Ended up making booties with the rest. This bag cost me over $50.00 to make OUCH!

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What are you most proud of? I was able to finish it without throwing it in the trash like I wanted to do. The yarn was awful and it took me hours to hand felt it. I must have washed that thing in a bucket four times and wrung it out over and over til it looked like an old, smelly rug. I was determined to make it work though. It stretched so badly it ended up being over 21 inches wide....yikes! What now? Scissor! Yes, I will cut it up....OOPS, too much. Now it is only 10 inches long.......what now?'s a mess! Sew on handled and pretend it came out great. NOT!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't make this one unless you like to suffer.

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really like this one!

01/03/2012 Flag

It is for sale. I will be putting it on soon. Check with me if interested! Thanks for you comment!

01/21/2012 Flag