Remember the bag I was knitting using the Booga Bag pattern and my own mega-chunky stash wool? Well I finally got time to felt it!
Of course I forgot to add something in to the picture for scale, but I did measure it. Pre-felting we had 15.5 inches wide by 15.5 inches high, and looking like this:
I put it through a 60 degree wash cycle with 1 pair of jeans and to my amazement pulled out this:
A felted bag - on purpose!
Wow! I wasn't even sure it would felt but it certainly did! It now measures 8.5 inches high by 11.5 inches wide and is blocking on my daughter's school lunch box. ;-)
This is the close-up before felting:
Stitch definition pre-felting
And the close-up after felting:
Sure is felted!
I won't be able to make this into the classic drawstring Booga as it's felted so successfully that the strap is too short. ;-) I'm planning on sewing it on instead and then sewing a snap fastener to the top centre inside of the bag. I just can't get over it! :-)