I got going with the gift yarn that mooncalf sent me. Denim Pleated Purse is so quick and easy! Until one gets to the seaming, which was dreadful. I was really excited about how Rowan Denim shrinks only vertically in the washer and dryer. Here's the before
and the after (I made the scale the same).
It looks exactly the same! All of my felting and other knit-shrinking experiments have all gone completely wrong. Well, it's still cute. Now there's a lot of busywork left, including lining the bag and attaching a handle and charms. The background in the second photo is the gingham-ish fabric I'm planning to use. The other option is a silvery-blue silky fabric. Comment and let me know which fabric I should use, and whether I should use silver, gold, or leather handle/charms.