Thursday, February 5, 2009

only 10g

Okay...

I've been pondering for a couple of days now, and come to the conclusion that I really want to felt my haekelbeutal bag. Thank you so much to everyone who suggested I make a swatch and try felting that first, to get an idea of what the result is likely to be.

I'm a little shocked that I didn't think of that myself... it seems such a simple idea... but here's the thing... I DON'T SWATCH!

YES... I know that I should... but I don't...

I just start crafting, and if it doesn't turn out the way I'd like - I either unravel it, or transform it into something else... like my felted bowl, which morphed into a handbag... (click here if you want to take a look)

Don't panic... I have no plans of becoming a serial swatcher! I will always be a casual crafter. But in this particular case, I think it's worth while. So... time for a swatch.

Which brings me to a small problem:

005 swatch yarn

See that teeny tiny bit of wool there... that's all I have leftover after making the bag... only 10 grams!

But I'll do what I can. I've made up a swatch and included some of the cream yarn which I had used to join the squares. It's not a full square, but I did get four of the five rounds done. Enough to give me an indication, anyway.

006 swatch square

Now for the BIG test... will it felt? will it retain that gorgeous colour? will I like the result? I wonder...

7 comments:

Karen said...

Waiting.....with delightful anticipation....for the result......

Sam said...

I hope the test is successful - otherwise you'll just have to come up with another cunning plan. ;-)

You were lucky you had enough when you made the bag, if that's all you had left over. Thrifty!

CT said...

Ok, this came at such a wrong time! I really am interested in what will come out of felting the bag and tomorrow I will not be anywhere near a computer (field day with the girls). I wish you luck! I really really hope the colors wont run because I love how they look together... wouldnt want to see them ON TOP OF EACH OTHER!!!! See ya Friday!

JacqBrisbane said...

Hi all, spelling fanatic chirping in: Inga's wonderful creation is spelled thus: Haekelbeutel. :)

DutchAstrid said...

Ow goodie!!!
Can't wait!

;o)

aimeewrites said...

Swatching?

Well, there's a concept.

(Notice it didn't occur to me, either. LOL)

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks everyone...

and jacq - I don't mind being corrected on the spelling... means I can fix it up! thanks