Sunday, January 27, 2008
Felted Fair Isle Bag
I've had this bag in my head for a while now. I've seen lots of other nice felted, fair isle type bags but nothing that was exactly what I was looking for. So...
Pattern: My own. I adapted a chart I found on Jessica Tromp's site I lined the inside with some plain fabric from stash. The base is reinforced with plastic canvas mesh cut to fit.
Yarn: 2 balls (exactly!) Galway Heather in dark green (color 701); 1 ball (about 5 meters left over) Galway in beige (color 112); 200 meters=100 grams
Finished dimensions: Base is 12" x 4"; 10" high. The side panels taper to 2" at the top.
It turned out a bit larger than I had intended, but since I didn't swatch or really do any sort of calculations it's not overly surprising... I think it will be more of a go-to-work tote than a wallet-cell phone-kleenex small bag.
Yesterday afternoon it was about +3 Celsius (37 F). This afternoon it is -22 Celsius/-36 with windchill (-7F/-32F with windchill). Yay Calgary. ugh. Good thing I have all this wool...
Edit @ 10:37pm Sunday Jan 27/08
Just incase you thought I was exaggerating the current temps, it got MUCH colder
(screen grabs from The Weather Network)
Yes, that says MINUS 43C/MINUS 45F. Feel very sorry for me, for I live in a place with NO SNOW DAYS. EVER.