Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Orange Felt



Another beautiful piece by Lettuce. hand-knitted and felted - knitted with 5 or 6 strands of wool mixing my own colours & using yarn leftovers, charity shop finds etc.
Vintage fabric and button.


Personally, I think we should adapt the words "charity shops" here in Canada. Isn't it adorable?

And isn't that child adorable? She's the cuddliest thing that ever showed up on my back porch.

So, I'll reiterate. This is a felted wool bag. Not in the sense that I might attempt- using a wool sweater from a charity shop; felting it in the washer and dryer; then fashioning it into a bag-like shape. What lettuce did was to KNIT a bag; then felt it. Imagine the work in that!


There are two knitted pockets on the interior, and one on the exterior.

Even the straps are knitted in a continuous pattern from the bag body.
The bag fastens with a knitted closure and a vintage, English button.
Very distinguished.
I'm going to leave this bag up for grabs until 7:00 am cst tomorrow morning.
In other news.... I received a marvelous e-mail in my inbox this morning from a fellow soccer mom and blog reader. She has "connections" and was able to get an interpretation for yesterday's bag.
"Tumbili/Tumbiri "is a type of a monkey. "Akikosa" means to err or make a mistake. The word hence maybe a saying or a proverb .i.e When a monkey errs.....or When a monkey makes a mistake....."
I don't know about you... but that conjures up a whole lot of scenarios for me. Especially with the whole daycare career choice and all...

14 comments:

gophercheeks said...

This bag is gorgeous.

$55

Rana and Yvan said...

oh gosh this is sooooo pretty!

Karen said...

I just knew I should stay away...this is yet another beautiful bag! Maybe I will go count my pennies...

joyce said...

it is lovely, indeed. Which is why it took me a few weeks to actually post. It was fun to look at it hanging on my door and pretend that they were mine, all mine...

Anonymous said...

Oh man I LOVE this bag! Greetings Joyce from me at the YWAM base in Ensenada Mexico..love patti

Melanie said...

I LOVE this bag. Beautiful.

mmichele said...

100.00

joyce said...

aw, Michele. I love when you do that.

(HI Patti! Wow! I wish I were you right now...)

esther said...

gorgeous!!!

Jenni said...

This is astounding! I love it. If only my shift afforded a moment to check bags4darfur, I may have bid up lucky Michelle who is taking this one home.

tanya said...

Goegeous!

joyce said...

okay, Michele. Isn't this sort of ironic? Are you not in England as we speak?!

(and THANKS!)

mmichele said...

YAY! I did tell my hub that probably i would be outbid which made him comfortable about the bid... oh well.


i'll have to get it when i come back though, june 3 i am home.

i'm only sad i don't dare bid up a bunch of other bags.

i'll just call this my london souveneir as we don't have the space to buy any.

Anonymous said...

Joyce if you were me you would be cooking for 150 people! Ha Ha