This past weekend was not exclusively about dyeing yarn. There was felting too.
Friday night I cast on for another Noni bag — “In the Sculpture Garden.”
I used the yarn called for — Cascade 220. I finished the body of the bag on Saturday.
It’s a small bag, so it went pretty quickly. Saturday night and Sunday morning I knitted some flowers:
And some leaves:
And then on Sunday afternoon, I felted everything.
The bag felted down prettily after 2 hot/cold cycles in my washer.
Cat included for scale:
I let the flowers and leaves go for 3 cycles, and then I trimmed the flowers a bit with scissors.
I have the same handles that are pictured on the pattern.
And I’ve got some lovely dupioni silk for a lining.
I think I’m only going to put one flower on each side — I like the look of the bag with just one. I didn’t use any mohair in the knitting of the flowers, by the way (the pattern directs you to). I decided I’d prefer a non-fuzzy flower.
Am I Dying to Dye?
While the Kool-Aid dyeing over the weekend was fun, I think I’ll leave the handpainting of yarn to the professionals. Though I do have enough Kool-aid left to dye another skein . . .