Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Felted Bag

One of my coworkers hosts a golf day/silent auction/fundraising day once a year to support her husband's trust. He died ( 20? 25? years ago) after an accident while on holiday in Mexico. He was also, at the time, at the top of his game in the economics department at Queen's University. So this trust is a way of the family giving back to the community, with scholarships and awards and such like for economics students. So, every year, she asks if I would donate a little something for the silent auction. This year, I decided to design and knit a felted bag- and here it is......

The body of it is knit from Cascade 220 (felts very very well), and the flap- about a ball and a third of Noro Kureyon. I did a little needle felting detail-I won a set of the needles and the foam and a pile of dyed thrum a while back-so I put them to good use. I also had my mom line it (she is good at that).

And if you look closely, you will see that I stiffened up the edges by using attached icord all around the edges (as well as sewing pieces of plastic canvas along the bottom and up the sides-but you can't see that part).
So that will go into the Silent Auction on the weekend.
And Annie is at day camp everyday. And Sean is in Ottawa. And me? Time to knit my hands off. Ba bye!


Carrie Penny said...

I really like that bag, who ever wins it will be very pleased with the puchase!

Anonymous said...

i love the bag, to bad i wasnt near . ruby

Anonymous said...

So cute, I love it.