Monday, January 01, 2007

Felting Frenzy.....

Happy New Year!! Can you believe that it is 2007?? I can't! I spent the final weekend of 2006 knitting and felting up a storm! Thought I would share some of what I did with you.




I felted the orange bowl along with 3 others that I knit up over the weekend. They are a quick knit and come out so cute.






Cast on Ryan's pink and brown clogs and got those off of my 'to knit' list. They actually came out kind of fun!! Here they are pre-felted:










And then after a couple of cycles in my washing machine:

He hasn't tried them on yet because he is still at work. I hope he is still wanting pink and brown clogs......





I gave away my first 'Baby's Got A Brand New Big Bag' to a dear friend for Christmas and decided I wanted one for myself, so I got busy and cast on another. (when you click the link the pattern can be found to the left under bag patterns... having trouble with link)

Here it is pre-felted:







And again after a trip into the washing machine.....

It is large, but makes a GREAT book tote. I know that I am going to love this bag.

I knit it with Paton's wool double stranded on size 15 needles.











Also felted the purple purse using 'Kirstin's Bag' pattern. I found the perfect button at the knitting store in Galena and will put that on later tonight and it will be done. Not sure what to cast on next..... Maybe a hat!












Came home to just a dusting of snow on the ground. Still doesn't seem like January, but it does help a little!







Nikko and Sumo were happy to see us! Sumo agreed to try on Ryan's clogs, but once again, Nikko seems to find my knitting extremely boring???? Whatever.






Until next time....

10 comments:

Kirstin said...

I think you should make Sumo some clogs!!!! How cute would that be?!

Shelley said...

Omgoodness...dog clogs would be so cute!

I love your felted items! I finished up a felted bowl today too...I had started it before Christmas, but it got put aside as I finished up the mittens for my friend's gift. I have it drying now and will probably post a pic tomorrow.

I am also working on Kirstin's Bag. I've just started it though, so no pictures or anything. I might have to get another skein of yarn though, as I only have 3 of this colour - we'll see how it goes though. They are 100g skeins so I might be ok. I'll let you know when I get it finished and a picture of it on my blog!

hakucho said...

As usual all of your felted items are grand! I really like 'Baby's Got A Brand New Big Bag'. I'm thinking that might just be a good one for me too. Love it!! Thanks for the link to the pattern.

happy knitting :)

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I'd be happy to take those pink/brown clogs off of Ryan's hands, as I'm sure he has decided on different colors by now....

meg said...

Love the clogs. Love the dog:)

AR said...

Haha, cute pic with the doggy.

Your knitting always looks so good! Love the bowls.

Rohanknitter said...

Everything looks great! (I always say that, but it's always true!) I need to do another felted bowl, they are so cute.

Bonnie D. said...

Janice:
i love all the projects. The fuschia / brown clogs are awesome. I can't wait to start mine.

Kristin said...

I just made those clogs too! Yours are cuter however, my yarn colors are a bit dull.
Love the bags too!

Robin said...

Janice, I am loving the clogs, the bowls, and the bags they all look great.