Fruitcake Knits

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An almost-finished object… the modular felted backpack! “Almost finished” meaning that all that’s left is to whap in the grommets and find some nice straps for it. I have the shiny metal things ready and waiting but haven’t picked out something suitable for the straps yet.

This is the bottom, pre-felting. The purple yarn was running *very* low, so I switched up a few of the colours to avoid running out of yarn…

(Dagnabbit, camera, you’re supposed to make the knitting look even, not “I rushed through the bottom of the bag so I could felt it!!”)

Pre-felting size; colour a bit off.

Still learning this camera’s self-timer… had an accident or two in taking today’s pictures. After only a couple of runs through the washing machine… magic! Cascade 220 felts like… magic! Amazingly enough, the backpack felted to a size that fits around a kitty litter tub perfectly.

(This is what happens when the camera is told to focus on the fridge, not on the rodent. I think I need a human-sized cardboard cutout to prop up where I plan to stand… then tell the camera to focus on *that*, not whatever happens to be in the neighbourhood. Or maybe an inflatable Air Force officer would work better than a cardboard cut-out….)

Pardon the fuzzies which I haven’t picked out yet. It’s still a bit damp, but these colours are actually accurate.

Front/back –

Sides –

Haven’t taken a post-felting picture of the bottom since the bottom is still dripping and I very cleverly picked a bucket which had something inside so I can’t tip it over. Ain’t I smart. Oh well. I had something else to say about the Upstairs Studio PicKnit – which went great! – but it’s about time for the Astros game. After we win tonight… World Series! (And yes, we will win tonight. Though “tonight” might mean “next game”.)

edit many moons later to add – yes, the grommets were successfully added and the bag has been used quite a bit. Probably needs a washing and reblocking, really.

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