Saturday, February 03, 2007

Felted Wool!

I have been crocheting for nearly nine years now and knitting for almost three. I have made a zillion different things but there are those few things that are still on my New Years Resolution: Knitters Style list to accomplish this year. One of them is to design. Well, I combined two of my resolutions and decided that in all the years I have been "crafting" I have wanted to make something for the sole purpose of felting it. There is something about creating a very dense fabric that appeals to me. Like a bag for example: the way the yarn is just flimsy and has no definite shape before it hits the Hot water. Then like magic, the wool begins to form something totally cool...FELT!

For years now, I have been looking...no, searching for the right bag to make. It has been agony; this one too small, this one not pretty, this one not cool, that one is just wrong. Really, I haven't really liked any bags that I saw crochet felted and didn't feel comfortable enough in my knitting to spend that much time making a bag to felt since I had never done it before. (at least not on purpose: Dad's Socks)

Okay, if there are no patterns I liked what was I supposed to do? That is right, desperation breeds ingenuity. With the encouragement from Jill and Jenn I decided to delve into the world of designing handbags. Not just crochet handbags but FELTED Crochet Handbags. Now, after a long awaited introduction, here is my first design.



What is her NAME?

She needs a name.

Help me name this bag! Please leave your suggestion in a comment along with your email address.

The Name I pick will win a Prize from my STASH!!

18 comments:

Valerie said...

Jillian. Maybe Jilly. The Jilly Bag.

That name just popped into my head when I looked at your fantastic fluffilicious bag! Yay you!

Kara said...

I think that it is definetly "The Flirt" :-) I love it - It is beautiful

Jane said...

I think it is easily "Hot and Spicy", a name that will quickly make you look when you see it. Great job...can't wait to see it as a published pattern.

ScrapHappy said...

SOO cute.
Looks like Fraggle to me. ;)
Did you ever watch that?
Fraggle Rock?
xoxox
Lain

Swapna said...

Frilly Fay?

Melanie said...

Color Wonder. The Color Wonderbag.

vballcrazy22 said...

Sizzle Sazzle Pizazz!!

Kitt said...

Cute bag! I'd call it "23 Skidoo," since it reminds of a 1920s flapper. (And it has a flap, to boot!)

Meredith said...

Hey there!! Thanks for checking out my blog. Of course you can use whatever you want. I can't wait to read all of your stuff! I'm saving it to my favorites! Have a great day!!

Meredith said...

Oh and for the bag? A name. Hmm. I like the ones the other bloggers suggested. My only idea would be "Little Miss Firecracker." (There was a movie by that name a few years back.) It just looks so cute and poppy!!

Joanne said...

Wild Thang.... is the first name that popped into my head!

Shasta Daisy 3000 said...

Looks like wild berries or berry patch to me.

:) Leigh

knittinmom said...

Great job!!! I am so terrible at coming up with names that I'm not even going to try. I really like meredith's suggestion.

Oh, wait - this just came to me - "Over the Rainbow". Because of the colorful stripes, and the handle arched like a rainbow. Hee hee!

Sarah said...

I think it should be called Fraggle because the fur reminds me of their hair.

Good Luck on the rest of your designs!

amanda said...

Cute bag!

"Roxie" is my suggestion. The bag reminded me of "Razzle Dazzle" which I remembered is from the musical Chicago, whose main character is . . . Roxie.

Good work!

Melinda said...

How about "Northern Lights"?

woolcrafter said...

"Furrrrlicious!" - that's my suggestion. Why? Cos it's like M&M's colors & furry & M&M's are delicious.

Jenn said...

While driving home on 285 this morning I saw Red Rocks and '..purple mountains majesty..' covered with dense trees and a gorgeous Colorado sky -- I saw the BOULDER BAG!