Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flower bowl

Things are topsy-turvy in Stringplay land this year. Usually I have a hard and fast rule to stop all gift needlework by Thanksgiving, but it almost seems like this year I waited until then to get started.

I did complete a couple of gifts way back in the spring. Summer came and I think the hot weather got to me.

Home yesterday, a rarity, I decided to use some extra yarn from my mini mittens project to try out this free felted flower bowl pattern.

I used sport weight yarn (KnitPicks Telemark in Poppy) and size 9 needles to make a slightly smaller bowl and I just felted it by hand since it seemed awfully wasteful to get the washer going for such a small item. FUN to make, but I hope my wrists don't rebel tomorrow. Once again I neglected to read the pattern through before beginning. There are several K3togs in there. Maybe all that hot water during the hand felting helped.


Mary said...

The bowl is adorable! How long did it take to hand felt it?

YesterUkes said...

That's a wonderful gift. I still have one almost finished gift on the needles. Topsy-turvy might be the word of the year That could describe mine, too.

minipurl said...

I can't imagine what you'll put in that little bowl.
Really, I can't :0

minipurl said...

Ooooh....pretty. I can't imagine what you'll put in that little bowl.
Really, I can't :0