Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Here's where we are in the felting stash. Sad how quickly it disappears...

Have a few bags down so far - must thank Alison for the great idea of putting slits in one and threading a braid through. Came from her sophie w/ the i cord. And gave me something ELSE to do - this felting thing is getting boring.... knit, knit, knit, wash. The braid was fun in comparison! Might embroider one soon too. We'll see. Could be too much excitement in one week. Must start an alternate project for a sanity check.

And check out the coffee table - misshapen pasta boxes, random soup boxes - all kind of soggy and bent. My husband thinks those are hilarious. But they're the best thing to form the bags, so we eat pasta from boxes that look like they came off the discount wagon at the grocery store. Any better ideas out there?

So, what do you think? Ignore the sideways flying bag - forgot to rotate.




If you saw these in a store, would you pay for them? A friend of mine wants to sell 'em and we're trying to come up with a price - let me know what you think. I know they'll all be a little different, but a range would be extra helpful.

The hard part has been knitting them without following a pattern - I have a basic "recipe" ( a rectangle or square on the bottom between 20 sts and 40 sts wide,about 20-25 rows high - each is different) and then kind of fudge from there so I am not using any specific patterns. Am afraid to violate any copyrights or pattern law... with the web, the knitting police will surely find me.

Otherwise, life has been slow. Lots of beach time - less knitting than I'd hoped since I have to chase my little one around the beach, but rest assured, it's in my bag and does manage to come out a little each day.

Must pack bag for the beach - have 5 kids to escort down today! And the knitting will be in my bag again in the hopes....

8 comments:

alison said...

Hey, great bags!! You should definitely try to sell them. I wouldn't know about the price, at least the cost of the yarn I'd say (not the yarn used, but the yarn that one would have to buy to make the project - whole skein units). Let us know what you decide on. I'm curious to see how it goes.

Erica said...

I like the orange one and would pay for it if I didn't know how to make it. I would take into account how much time it takes and how much you spend on the yarn for each one. I wouldn't go less than $30 or $40 U.S. though, it seems like that would be selling yourself short.

zibibbo said...

ooh I SO dig 'em. Especially the red and yellow one in the top pic. lovely work!

bensmumma said...

Love your bags! I'd stay under $50 but if you can find a cute boutique that would take a few on consignment, I bed they'd sell!

Rachel

Leslie said...

Yes, you can sell these! I say $60 plus, just knowing the time it takes and material costs. I know I've seen bags for at least that much in various stores. Go for it!

Colleen said...

Yes, sure, i think that you could sell them. I especially like the bag on the left, the orange one with the stripes. The handle arrangement looks interesting.

lisa b said...

ifyour 'felting stash' is dwindling, i have about 12 full skeins of lamb's pride in various colors as well as about a dozen half skeins...wanna strike a deal? or a trade? i'll even throw in the book "felted knits" i'm kind of over the felting thing. i won't be at knitsmiths this week...will you be there next week? lisa b

lisa b said...

my email address is lbrown@cxo.com