Ok, so here is what I pulled out of the washer on Thursday:
Holy fuzzy-hair world! Then I thought, wait…was I supposed to rinse in cold water??? So I went back to the pattern and yes, I was supposed to wash in hot water, but rinse in COLD water! Oops. Oh well, yet another reason to make the bag again :)
Well, I continued with the pattern instructions and stuffed it with washcloths and let it air dry. Yesterday I trimmed off the excess fuzz and got this:
It does look a bit more like a proper felted bag, although much smaller than the sample in class! On the plus side, you can barely tell that I have the bottom ridge on the outside of the bag :)
Here’s Charlie checking out my bag. She loves bags and yarn, so she’d be very happy if I gave it to her! But, I think I’m going to try adding a lining and use it myself! :)
By the way, the lump in the bed is Kennedy.