Felted Tote w/ tortoise shell handles

Project Description

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo It Felt Like Spring Link to website or photo amazon.com 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? Nothing......it's a mess! Sew on handled and pretend it came out great. NOT! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't make this one unless you like to suffer.

What you will need

  • 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 market.com. 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!

Q&A with linpiration

frostynay asked:
really like this one!
linpiration answered:
It is for sale. I will be putting it on etsy.com soon. Check with me if interested! Thanks for you comment!