Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I felt fine, thank you very much

I really like to felt. I may be out of control, but who’s to say? How many felted objects are too many? Fifteen, twenty? Some were gifts so I’m not sure they count.

Here is my latest FFO (felted finished object). This is the one
JennyAnyDots was guarding. I started this little bowl over the New Year’s holiday weekend, and started, and started. I must have ripped out the stabilizing ridge and sides three times.
The first time I forgot to flip the base over before starting the ridge rows. Rip. I am using variegated yarn and wanted the stockinette side to be the inside of the base, not the underside of the base.

Then I changed my mind about the ridge color. Rip. Then I forgot to flip the base again – caught that mistake quickly, but still - Rip. There may have been another rip in there somewhere, but it was a holiday weekend and there was college football and wine involved.

This is a great pattern although it’s a slow process picking up a purl bump from the first ridge row and knitting it together with the last ridge row. Once that is done, knitting in the round moves quickly. The top is bound off in a 3 stitch I-cord. It takes about an inch and a half to see the I-cord emerge. It looks pretty messy and wierd at first. Try not to freak out for an inch and a half - it will work.

I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Hand Dye in Yukon, Wool of the Andes Bulky in Sky, and Wool of the Andes Worsted in Spruce. This yarn felts up so great. It’s not too fuzzy and the colors stay true. It’s my favorite felting yarn. And felt again, I will...

1 comment:

Kim said...

It looks like a beautiful piece of pottery!