Last month was Helen's birthday & I decided to knit her a felted bag as she is always admiring the bags that I made. I know that Helen likes big bags & all my bags are petite like me.
So I went through my stash & found the perfect yarn - 5 skeins of Debbie Bliss Maya - a handspun 100% wool in aran weight & in Helen's favorite color, a touch of purple. Using my favorite design, A Petite Felted Bag, I cast on. After 10 minutes, I started sneezing but I just carried on knitting. This went on for almost an hour & then I realised that the wool is causing my sneezing. This had happened before when I started spindle spinning. I have rhinitis & my nose is sensitive to the little fibres coming loose as I was knitting. But I had to continue knitting as I know Helen will love this bag.
So for the next 3 days, I knitted on & my sneezing stopped as I found a solution. I wore a mask ! I used all the 5 skeins of wool & the bag was hugh ......
... the length of the bag was a metre long !
..... it looked great after felting & Helen loves it and it was worth all the sneezing!
By the way, did any of you notice my new look. As I mentioned in my last post, I was a little tired of blogging & so decided to give myself a new look & hopefully provide the incentive to blog more regularly. This is a free design from this site & it was so easy downloading the new template. The only problem was deciding which template. For the moment, the side bar is looking a little bare as I am still working on downloading more gadgets - so this blog is a WIP !