I was quite taken with the Trick or Treat Bag from Lion Brand Yarn's website last year, but didn't get a chance to knit one. So this year, I'm making up for lost time!
I wanted to make two for my nieces and one for own dear daughter. I figured that they are small, so why not? So I fired up the Knit-O-Matic (me!) and cranked out two in time for a visit this weekend.
Here are the first two in their pre-felted state Friday morning done in Lion Wool with #7 needles:
And here they are all sewn up and be-ribboned. The pattern calls for embroidering the jack-o-lantern faces after construction, but anything I came up with looked awful. So I went with the more subtle (lazy!) insinuation of a jack-o-lantern.
They really shrunk on the height, but not as much on the width. And if you couldn't figure out what the now squatty orange blobs were, I included little hints:
I'll try my daughter's with the face done in intarsia. I'm curious to see if it will show up after felting, but it'll be a fun practice piece. Love the felting - it hides (almost) all sins! Now if only the black yarn will hold out for one more purse....