Yoga Bag holds the Mat

Stephen, with his new felted yoga mat bag

The yoga bag is felted, and is serving it's purpose!

I can now say I have completed a knitting project. After the long felting process and 2+ days of drying time, Stephen finally got a chance to use his new carrier when we went to the gym yesterday. As you can see in the photos above, I think it turned out pretty well.

Since I had never felted anything before (intentional or otherwise), I had no idea how long the felting process would take. I would say, when all was said-and-done, it probably took about 10 5-minute cycles in the hot wash before it shrunk to the desired size. The directions kept saying how fast the yarn would felt, so I guess I expected it to be much quicker. It is quite amazing how different the textures and colors are, compared to the original knitting.

I have to say, I love, love LOVE the whole process, and I can't wait to take up another felted knitting project. But now that it's done, I should probably be responsible and focus on my real work for a while, since this bag turned out to be quite the distraction.

Have a great week,
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