Actually, I completed this bag over a month ago, but I was lazy and did not take pictures until now. This is the Farmer's Market Bag from Weekend Knitting. This bag definitely took me longer than a weekend to knit! Here is the bag before felting:
Then came the hard part. I tossed my 100% wool bag that I had worked on for hours upon hours into a washing machine full of hot, hot water. The result:
The bag didn't shrink quite as much as I thougt it would, but I love it. It it now very sturdy since all the fibers meshed together. It will be a great bag to use on trips. It was my first fair isle and my first felting project and I am quite proud of the results.
The next completed object is a lap blanket made with 100% wool that I bought on clearance at Tuesday Morning (LOVE that store)! You can buy this particular yarn in yarn stores for $10, but I got it on clearance for $1.75 a skein! Yeah!!! Part of the pattern was taken from a book. It was originally a poncho pattern, but I converted it into a lap blanket. It holds in heat well and is very warm.
Kevin and I are still painting and scraping wallpaper in the new house. This particular wallpaper was discovered when we removed a large mirror from the wall in the bathroom. Definitely original wallpaper from the 70's.