Saturday, April 3, 2010

because i'm a felt-a-holic



dry, wet. in the washing machine, in a bowl by hand, with needles dry.....

i just made a pretty cool chapeau called 'lock nest' (pattern by teri barr) and it's from the special issue (2009) of interweave knits accessories. cascade 220 yarn was recommended but i used malabrigo (which i dearly love. cascade is cool too and i had some on hand in black, but i wanted the muted colors of the malabrigo). oh when i say JUST made, i JUST finished knitting it yesterday and i JUST took it out of the washing machine about 1/2 hour ago. i am going to felt it a tiny bit more by hand. the top didn't felt as well as the bottom (the purple was another yarn i had on hand, but i don't know what it was)



purple hat pic from interweave knits

purple/green/blue hat pic from moi

3 comments:

Ginga Squid said...

That is such a cool idea - a chapeau? I want one - will be great to stick my ponytail up through.

Ginga Squid said...

BTW the Interweave Felt 2007 mag (with this project in it) is available for electronic download on the Interweave website - so I'm now ready to go.......

a rose is a rose said...

not only would i have shared, but i would have MADE YOU one! i would have even followed the pattern (which of course i NEVER do).

coincidentally, i started a neck warmer today with my purple doll yarn. moss stitch and loop stitch here and there. i'll send you a pic when it's done