Yesterday I felted my Booga Bag.
Popped it in the washer, inside a zippered pillowcase along with towels and jeans.
I ran it on the hot wash/cold rinse cycle — it took two trips through the washer to felt it down to size.
Then I put two small size Priority Mail boxes and a copy of “Lord of the Rings” inside it.
Then stood it upside down so it could dry properly.
It felt pretty dry yesterday — I think my washer’s spin cycle is very efficient — but I’ll leave it there for a day or two to make sure it’s perfectly dry.
Lucy seems unimpressed by the whole thing.
I’ve got more that six feet of i-cord for the handles, I think — more than enough. But I wanted to make sure there was plenty in case it shrunk down alot. I used a bit of the third skein of Kureyon to finish off the body of the bag, then just knitted the rest into i-cord. There were serious transit delays Friday afternoon, so I got all the i-cord done on Friday.
I probably could have felted this bag down a bit more, but I like the size now and how the fabric feels. It’s about 9 x 9 x 5 inches.
I’ll post a photo when it’s complete and the handles are on, and send a copy to you, Julie. Thanks for the great pattern!
Turning Off Comments
Over the weekend, someone spammed my comments, big-time. It was all older blog entries, and most of them were from what looks like a porn site, complete with link to the site. Each one was from a different IP address, so blocking the IP won’t work.
What I’ve decided to do is to turn off commenting after an entry is a couple of days old. I have turned off commenting for September 1 through last Friday’s entry. So if you try to leave a comment on an older entry and can’t, that’s why.
And if you see an odd entry in the comments that’s not about knitting, I’d recommend not clicking on the link.
Some people are really a pain, aren’t they?