April 2, 2008

Noni Bag

Posted in Craft, Knitting tagged , , , , at 2:32 pm by vicii

working noni

I have finishing knitting my Noni bag (above picture is of the work in progress).  I am really nervous now since it is in the washing machine being “felted”.  This is the first time I have done this and despite checking on the Internet I have not been able to find concrete instructions on how to do it – they are generally quite vague: hot wash, short cycle, keep checking (how can I do this??) so I have set my front loaded washing machine on to 50deg on a colour wash cycle (this is D on my machine), I’ve set the spin to 400 (instead of the 1200 that I usually have it on) and on a half load.  Hopefully the resulting bag and strap will come out ok or at least under felted so I can try again.

I do hope this works out since I plan to give the bag to my niece as a birthday present.  Fortunately her birthday isn’t until May so at least I have some time to work on something else if it goes pear-shaped!

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March 13, 2008

Knitted Items

Posted in Craft, Knitting, Money Making tagged , , , , at 2:14 pm by vicii

I’ve been searching the internet for ideas for knitted goods and have come across Noni which produce patterns for beautiful felted bags. 

Noni Bag Pattern

I think that felted bags of some description would be ideal for both gifts and selling.  I have decided that I am going to invest in one of the Noni patterns and some of the wool that is recommended in the patterns – this would be my first attempt at felting –  and knit up one of the bags to give to my niece for her birthday in May (it’s the kind of thing she would love), then I can use my experience to design some of my own patterns for bags to sell