09 August 2007

WOOLLIE

I finally managed to knit again! No, I haven't injured or lost a hand or anything serious, I was just going through a knitting slump! Nothing inspired me, I hated knitting what I was knitting and felt sad at the loss of a relaxation tool. Perhaps I just needed a good reason to knit. I had been enjoying the embroidery and it continues but on Monday evening I started knitting - just a small thing - I decided to knit a bowl - knit and then felt a bowl. I used a pattern from One Skein and it did just look like a big hat when I had finished (and guess who forgot to take a photo of it pre-felting). Last night I stuck it in the washing machine at 60 with a big towel and an hour later I had a bowl! It was pretty impressive. It never fails to surprise me what a trip through the washing machine can do!!



12 comments:

Kate said...

Great bowl - felting can be so magical!

melanie said...

I have only felted sweaters (both on purpose and not-on-purpose) but have never knit anything and felted it afterwards so I have never had the satisfaction - it is high on my to-do list though!

The bowl looks amazing!

*melanie from www.meli-mello.com

sal said...

it looks fab, and definatly not like a hat anymore!! Happy knitting!

Heidi said...

I've been meaning to try a bowl. What kind of yarn did you use? It looks great!

sue said...

The bowl turned out great. I have made a bag felted in the washing machine and it turned out fine, although it had to take a few trips. Did you need to mold it onto something to retain the shape or was it just as easy to mold and let dry.

dizzyjadey said...

The bowl looks great! Felting is one of my must-try-next crafts. Soon, soon.

life in yonder said...

Love the pink you´ve chosen!

Thank you for the comments in my blog. I will post a post about the "pay it forward" as soon after I get home again from vacation :-)

Take care until then!
Anne Marie

Miss Frugality said...

This is so lovely.The colours in the yarn are gorgeous!

rosie said...

gorgeous bowl! I would also love to try some felting. I have enjoyed your blog greatly!

Cally said...

Hi Diane - I found your blog!

I really like the colours of your bowl. I've been doing some modest summer projects too: I have knitted almost half a sock...

Carolyn from the Twist spinning group

karen said...

gorgeous!

redredday said...

i love this bowl! you make me want to make one too...