Friday, February 6, 2009

so far, so good...

YES... it felted!

YES... the colour remained... admittedly, it has muted a bit... but I find there is often SLIGHT colour change when felting

YES... it reduced in size... originally 20cm when measured diagonally... now 17.5cm

007 felted swatch results

So why am I so nervous???

I want to felt this bag... but for some reason I am feeling completely ill at the thought of putting it into the washing machine. Ordinarily I would just toss it in and hope for the best, but this time I have the worst case of 'butterflies' in my tummy! Oh... the anxiety...

what if is felts to itself?

what if it distorts beyond all recognition?

what if I regret it?

Arghhhh... I just need to DO IT... and stop driving myself crazy with the 'what ifs'

12 comments:

Leslie said...

Ooooh, definitely felt it! Go on! You can do it! Or, like I said, just send it to me! HA! After all, purple IS my favoriate color.

Susan Echaore-McDavid said...

Here's another "what-if" for you. What if you just folded in or out the "too much part" of your purse? If you fold it outward, maybe you can make it be a holder of some sort....I know. This is a vague suggestion, but I've been wondering about it.

aimeewrites said...

Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

You can do it!

(rah rah rah)

cam90066 said...

Of course you need to felt it! You have all of us in suspense now waiting to see how it'll turn out! Something tells me you'll be pleasantly surprised wondering why you were hesitant.

loftstudiodesigns said...

Being a bag, couldn't you put something inside it to stop it felting to itself? Like a large scrunched up plastic bag?

I know you felt in hot water... but it wouldn't be hot enough to damage the plastic....

Just an idea...

Robbie

misha said...

I feel the butterflies myself, please hurry :)))

DutchAstrid said...

The swatch looks gorgeous!
Go for it!

You know you want to...

Sam said...

I agree. FELT! FELT! FELT!

It's going to be fabulous, you KNOW it!

And, in the worst case, if it's not fabulous, I bet you can reuse it in lots of wonderful ways - just like you normally would.

What are you waiting for??? :-D

Anonymous said...

Don't do it! I love that yarn, whatever you do should feel right!

Could you put up some blogs you read? I'm finding my own crafty ones over time, just it's taking a while!

JEN said...

I know other people have successfully felted this bag. You could always ask them about any tricks via Ravelry.

I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Jessica Martiele said...

Just do it. You know you want to. Say it doesn't come out perfect or like you had planned...it'll still be gorgeous (and not so ginormous)! And everyone's right...we all want to see it now, and the suspense is killing us all! YOU GO, GIRL!

laughing purple goldfish said...

leslie - thanks for the support... and now I know where to send it if it all goes disastrously wrong :)

susan - excellent what if! and one I hadn't thought of at all... thanks for sharing

aimee - thanks for cheering me on!

cam - the suspense is driving me insane, too

loftstudiodesigns - probably... I've been toying with this ides myself... I usually felt inside an old pillowcase, so I was thinking about pinning a second pillowcase INSIDE the bag

misha - I'm hurrying :)

dutchastrid - I DO want to... and if I don't do it, I will be forever wondering

sam - I don't know what I'm waiting for!!!

anon - not sure that I can help... I don't really follow other blogs much...perhaps another reader has some that they would like to share?

jen - that's one of the things I LOVE about ravelry...

jessica - I'm going... I'm going...