Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Knitting Part is Finished

Well I've got the Noni Rather Large Carpet Bag knit and it is huge. As my husband says, "that is just ridiculous - what is that going to be an iPod holder". God - I hope it doesn't shrink that much. I'd be really upset that all I'm going to get out of this is an iPod cozy. But I'm crossing my fingers that in the end, it turns out to be a little bigger than an iPod.

See that expression on my face? That's why my husband doesn't take many pictures. He always ends up catching me with my eyes closed or some awful expression on my face. So usually I just don't ask him to take pictures.

I'm in the process of felting the bag now. I have washed the bag a couple times and have it drying on top of the washer to check when I get home from work. I think I'm going to go ahead and run it through a couple more times before calling it quits. I think it will turn out okay.

I'm hoping to get the whole thing felted and defuzzed this weekend. My mom will be here over Christmas and I plan on having her help me sew up a lining. I need to go ahead and order handles too. I'm thinking of finishing the top of the bag a little differently than the picture in the pattern. I'd like to use handles that can be thrown over my shoulder instead of the hand held acrylic type. I'm also thinking of adding a little flap that has a magnetic snap closure. I see the flap going from one side to the other on the outside of the bag instead of a snap on the inside.

These photos were from Thanksgiving and you can see we had good weather. We spent our time playing keep away with the Frisbee - that is Sherman's favorite game, watching movies, eating, and of course I knit. We had a great time.

17 comments:

Lauren said...

It is huge! I can't wait to see the finished product. :)

Stacey said...

ok - that is beyond huge - it's ginormous!!!!!!! it should be a great size when it's all felted!

sherman is so cute! i saw one of those frisbees this weekend at the dog show - it's pretty neat!

Monika said...

LOL- this bag is huge! It will shrink, but I don't think as small as an ipod bag. Your Sherman is so pretty. Shiny coat and all. And look how he can sit! Adorable!

Bezzie said...

Holy cow that's HUGE! Your husband is too funny--ipod cozy!

I'm with you, a bag that big (even after felting)--you need a shoulder strap.

Thanks for the gratuitous Sherman pics too!

Lazuli said...

Wow, that has to be the biggest pre-felted item I've *ever* seen! I can't wait to see what size it ends up being!

gilraen said...

Looking great so far!!! How much shrinkage did you get with felting?

Stacie said...

HUGE! cant wait to see what it looks like felted!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

WOW! I love it, practically a blanket of Noro! Ipod cozy..how funny is your husband?!!

Can't wait to see it finished!! Glad you had a great thanksgiving!

Zonda said...

Holy Cow Woman, Sherman could almost hang out in that!! But it does look good! :)

Hey, some craft stores (joanns, michaels, etc.) sell purse parts. They make faux and real leather shoulder straps you can sew on before you attach the lining.

cpurl17 said...

Wow! I bet even after knitting that, you STILL have TONS of Noro left in your stash!!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Oh my goodness, that's crazy huge. heheh. I can't wait to see the finished results. :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Holy Crap! That's ginormous!

Bobbi said...

oh my gosh that bag is huge! How much will it shrink? I can't wait to see the outcome!

angelarae said...

That bag is huge! iPod cozy, huh? Too funny:) That's going to be a nice knitting bag. Are you going to add pockets to the lining?

Ang

elizabeth said...

Are you going to sleep in that bag? It's HUGE! I don't even want to know many skeins. ;o)

Batty said...

I ordered that pattern today. Can't wait to see how it turns out! Right now, it looks like you could stuff an entire down comforter in there.

Lisa said...

OK, I officially can't wait to see it finished. Are you felting it this weekend? Please?