Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Spinner's Bag

I love to felt to the point that I will go to the thrift store & buy a dozen wool sweaters just so that I can bring them home & felt them to see if something can be made out of them.

Anyway, I've been wondering what to do with the "first" homespun. I knew it had to be felted whatever it was & there wasn't enough yarn to make much of anything. So, I cast on thinking I'll just knit a little square that I'll use as a hot pad once it is felted. Well, I started decreasing at the end when I saw I was getting low on yarn. What to do with this odd shaped piece of "would be" felt???
I sewed up the side & bottom & made an I-cord handle that loops over a vintage button my sister sent me. It's perfect for holding an extra drive band, little bottle of oil, wpi tool, etc.........

7 comments:

grace said...

What a great idea! And it's so cute, to boot!!

tonni said...

Wonderful idea! I'm also trying to decide what to knit with my first handspun.. What a pretty little bag.

Bubblesknits said...

How cool! That's a great idea! I was thinking Sunday how handy Darlene's little bag was. She's lucky it didn't go home with me. hehehe

catknits said...

The colors are so pretty and just think you will be able to see it all the time

Anonymous said...

Hey MOM, it's beautimous. Of course you can give it to me!!!!

Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

What a PEFECT way to use your first spun yarn!!! Now you can always keep it close!!! The button is a perfect touch!!!

Cindy said...

Good idea Libby! I'm probably going to give my first spun to Darlene since she "loves it so much". I know she's lying.