Bagged Some Bonbon

We present the first Finished Object of 2011, the Year of Craft!

I knitted this Bonbon Bag over the last couple of days, but only got around to doing the fulling today. This is very much an experiment as I am somewhat a puritan when it comes to felting. To me proper felting is done with fleece and resists and manual labour. However, I simply could not resist the temptation of this fun yarn and had to give it a go.

IMG_9173smallBonbon Bag © Irene Lundgaard 2010

The light was extremely poor once my tractor of a washing machine had completed the last cycle, hence the bad picture, but it does give an idea of the bag as such.

I’m fairly pleased with the result even if the colours are on the riotous side and I did deviate from my puritan felting preference. I do wish I had some more of the yarn when I was knitting the bag, it could do with a bit more length too and I would have incorporated some internal compartments as well as some more fulling. However, if I felt it more it will get even shorter, so I’m leaving it as is as a first draft for a better version to come.

Notice: I used 3 balls of ‘Filzi’ yarn from ‘German Schoeller + Stahl’ and 1 ball of ‘Austermann Creativ + Filtz’

4 responses to “Bagged Some Bonbon”

  1. Nic says:

    That’s fabulous. Love the colour! Glad you had such a good result to reward your less puritan activity!

  2. Irene says:

    Nic, you cannot imagine how much fun I’m having with that yarn. I have another one in The Tractor at the moment. Can’t wait to see the result!

    The colour is a bit OTT but good cheer!

  3. stitchlily says:

    It felted really well, and I love the colour.

  4. Irene says:

    Thanks stitchlily, I love the colour although it’s extremely bright! I am currently working on writing up the pattern which has proven to be a job and a half, but soon, very soon, it will be done!