Felted Messenger Bag

I started the felted messenger bag from

and I'm nearly through with the body of it - I just realized last night (in a sweat and panic) that I was supposed to use TWO strands of yarn together - I used only ONE - (the gauge swatch that I didn't do said that gauge was determined using size 13 needles, and two strands of yarn held together) - but the directions just said "cast on 52 stitches" (or something like that) - boo - I was wondering what you guys thought - do you think it'll still turn out like a messenger bag or not? Opinions?

I am going to finish it either way (using just single strand like I have been) - and I'll let you know what it looks like. I'll probably use 2 strands together for the strap to make it more stable...

I'm curious, and frustrated at the same time - I plan to modify this pattern some and make more of these, so it's not a total loss...



New Socks!!!

Hi everybody!!

I finsh knitting the socks yesterday with my Hand-Dyed yarn!!! This sock will be sample for dyeing class Iam doing!!! Visit my knitting blog:

On Saturday, Feb 10th I will be teaching Yarn Dyeing class at "Hissy Knit" at 11:00am!!! Plesae join class is $40 with three skien of yarn!!!It's great deal!!! You can creat your own socks and knit!!

More info about the class please visit

Thank you!!

Circular needles

I knit a lot of scarves with multiple yarns...often five strands...and I'm always bothered by the difference between the cable and needle sizes..
I've used the large size AddiTurbos...but prefer the warmth of wood or bamboo... I made some!
These are turned of Rosewood and Kingwood...with brass fittings.
The odd things inside the vinyl cable are Swarofski crystals... just for fun... they roll around when I knit...
One can never have too much Glitz!!!

They are US17 and US19


I am trying to learn how to felt. I want to try wet felting, not knit felting (though I may do that one later), and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. If so, I would like to hear from you. Let me know if you have any tips on how to do it well, what tools to use, and where to buy what I need.
I experimented today with a small piece of roving by just rubbing it in the palm of my hand and it worked. I need more info though. Thanks, Scott

illustration of finished technique for knittingbob

I added width to the sleeves of this sweater in the method I mentioned in my post to your blog concerning a too skinny knit-in-the-round sweater. You'll have far more room to work with than I did with the sleeve...but you can see the finished effect: It makes a nice accent.

If anyone is interested, this sweater was knit with Reynolds One ply Candide (discontinued, but similar to Jamieson's one ply) knit double with Plymouth brand sport weight Natural Indecita Alpaca. The accent is Brunswick ballybrae tweed. The sweater is over 20 years old, and as you can see, has worn beautifully: It's one of my favorites.