Sunday, April 22, 2007

I've never felt(ed) like this before

As I mentioned yesterday, Liv had me all inspired to get my felt on.
So I picked up some Sean Sheep 'armytage' (from Big W) in the bluey greeny colour and got to it.

I figured I'd start with something super basic - like a little pursey type of thing to keep my knitting findings in for my 'on the bus project.' =)

This meant I didn't need to worry too much about exactly how big it was going to be.

So, I cast on 35 and knit garter stitch til the end of the ball:



Then sewed up the sides so it looked like it was pretty much in proportion:


Then felting.
(sorry, no pic yet - it kinda just looks the same as before - I'll take one in natural light tomorrow hopefully to show)

It worked out, but didn't really shrink as much as I expected.
I think its cute though, and will definately get a lot of use =)

This afternoon I just couldn't resist making some 'Hurrah! It's a girl!' pink cupcakes.
They're cookies'n'cream, from the 500 cupcakes book that Betty gave me for my birthday =)

besos =)


Ooh, and, speaking of being born, HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPH =)
And if you don't want to wear the mittens, I think they'd make good stubby holders if you just turned them upside-down ;)

4 comments:

  1. Wow, look at those even colour repeats in the Armytage. Had a quick look in Big W at Woden on Saturday and the place had been picked clean - very little remained. Bit like the plate seconds after those cupcakes hit them, I imagine. :)

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  2. yay! felting. Maybe it's contagious.

    Maybe it will shrink more if you give it another go. Do you still have stitch definition?

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  3. It all looks good! I bought some of the 'armytage' last week, too, with thoughts of a felted bag... I'll be interested in seeing how your purse looks in person.


    Cupcakes look yummy! :)

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  4. Those cupcakes look delicious!!!

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