A little slice of home
Between shows on Saturday I felted my bag. We only have a front loading washing machine at the Steinhart, so unless I wanted to cause a small flood, that would not work. Luckily they have top loading washing machines at the theatre. Here's the finished product. It's a little larger than I'd like, but it's still pretty nice.
Here's the unfelted & felted pics
The bag had 40 stitches for front and back and 20 stitches on the sides.
Working from the beginning of the round, I bound off four stitches, then kept 10 stitches on a stitch holder, bound off 16 stitches for the front middle, put 10 stitches on a stitch holder, bound off 24 stitches, put 10 stitches on a stitch holder, bound of 16 stitches, put 10 on a stitch holder, and then bound off the last 20 stitches.
Starting on the RS, I added a ball of yarn and knit the following:
row 1 (RS) - SSK, K6, K 2 tog
row 2 (WS) - P 8
row 3 (RS) - SSK, K4, K2 tog
row 4 (WS) - P 6
Knit 6 stitch 1 cord for 20 "
put 6 stitches on stitch holder
Repeat for the left side of the strap. Using the kitchener stitch, graft two halves of straps together. Repeat for the other side of the bag.