1. I made my felted bag out of the dye-your-own wool of the andes from knitpicks. does anyone have experience with both the natural color and the already dyed ones? Are they as soft as the natural colored? I find that the processing /fiberon that didn't irritate my wool sensitivity much, so i'd consider ordering some other colors if it's the same feel as the white.
2. I'm ordering more dye-your-own and I can't find certain kool-aid colors around here. If anyone has access to lemon-lime and blue berry(blue moon berry? not the blue lemonade one, just berry)..I would like to set something up with you. I forgot to stock up before I left school...I know that many people have more kool aid available to them than I do. I can pay for them, send you something from my stash...comment and we can work something out! :)
3. I'm planning on using cotton fleece for my shrug(80% cotton, 20% merino)...I want an openwork pattern that isn't too complicated that I can carry over the sleeves as well as the back. I was thinking of using a zig-zag lace on the sleeves, but it didn't seem right for the back...I thought maybe something with more of a diamond shape for the back, more symmetry...Does anyone know of a great stitch pattern, or a great (generally available) book of stitch patterns that would have something like this? I am not sure what I want, I just know that I don't want it to be flowers/leaves, but something more geometric. I've not done any lace before, so I'm not sure where to look, though I have checked a few stitch library websites and lace knitting patterns online. I already know how I will be knitting the shrug(like the top of knitty's Tubey, which I have already made) and it's easily customizable to other stitch patterns.
thanks a lot! I'll post pictures of my bag after I felt it and make an icord handle.