Today I felted my market squares bag. It is now drying on my dining room table. I have a metal bowl inside and then have it turned over my husband’s thermos so that the sides aren’t scrunched. It might take a few days to dry. I tried leaving it outside part of the day but either the wind blew it over or Guinevere pounced on it. Probably the latter; she has been very playful lately.
I think it looks great. A bit fuzzier than I wanted it to be, but after it dries I will try trimming off some of the fuzziest bits. And sew on the handles too.
Before felting it was about 40" around and 17.5" deep. After felting it is 33" wide. I forgot to measure the depth – and I am too lazy to go check right now.
Here are some before and after pics though:
I also finished fringing the poncho. I will mail it out this weekend. I had some yarn left over so I started on another poncho – same pattern – for my grandniece. I think she is about 3 or so? I am just winging it on the size. The opening is big enough to go over her head and I will keep knitting until I get a chance to have my mother look at it. She is an expert on all things children.
I will show you a pic of the finished poncho (the larger one) tomorrow or so.