So after a lot of thinking about this I decided to jump in and try my hand at felting and decided to use the great yarn dh picked up to make myself a felted bag. That in itself is hard, I make lots of things but not a whole lot for myself. This was going to be for ME.
Here it is the bag, knitted in large hoping that it felts down to the size I want. Now for the past week I have been stuck here, at this spot. It is still sitting on my counter waiting for me to get up the nerve to felt it. I have read about the process, talked to some friends that have done it. But haven't been able to make the leap. I am scared, again, of ruining this pricey, wonderful wool. That is my goal for next week. Can't do it this week as we are getting ready for the FLT gathering over the weekend. Which is always LOADS of fun, friendship and laughter with other unschooling families. So that right now is taking priority. But next week I will felt this bag and will have an updated photo of how it turns out. For now you can see the wonderful coloration in the wool yarn.