Posted on January 4, 2005 at 10:37 am

Blocked_bagWell, I took the collective hue and cry to heart, and tugged the blob onto half of an Amazon box, and here it is blocking over the kitchen sink.Dishes_1

And here are the dishes that won’t get washed until the bag is dry. (Who am I kidding? these dishes probably won’t get washed until I finish knitting the front of St. Kilda)

Now, I have posted this to satisfy any curiosity, and I know that I am going to get some people who insist that it looks fine, and I know that I could probably pass it off as an adequate reproduction, but to my eye, the felting is too furry, the embroidery indistinguishable from the body of the bag, and the flowers a bit muddied.  It needs to be shaved, and I still don’t know how I’m going to force the dowels through the casings to get the thing to stand up right.  But we’ll see.
First, it must dry.
And then maybe I”ll do the dishes.