It's Friday evening, and we're gearing up for a weekend of fun, May Two-Four-style. The much-anticipated first long weekend of spring/summer is here, and us Canadians are off to buy two-fours for the weekend, aka cases of 24 beers. I think tomorrow's got a day trip to Montreal in the works, shoe shopping, I imagine patios, and I wouldn't be surprised if we end all or some of the evenings this weekend off with fireworks. But, before we get to any of that tomfoolerly, here are the final results of the felted bag.
I'm really happy with how this all worked out in the end. Cascade's great to work with, I recommend it highly--it felted thick and sturdy after one wash. I let this simmer for a wash and a half, but I wish I'd have taken it out after the first cycle because it came out a bit smaller than I intended it to be. It's just shy of a magazine in size.
I'm not entirely decided on how I'm going to finish this. I picked up some snap buttons, thinking I'd add one as a closure, and then I fell in love with the blue zippers you see above. I've been loving blue and red combinations of late, so I'm entertaining adding some sass to this bag with some blue. But, of course, this will mean zipper installing, which, given the choice between that and using the "APPLY-ER" to rig up some snap buttons in 2.5 seconds... And, there's always the option of leaving things in the flesh and letting everything hang out with no closing mechanisms at all. We shall see.