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.

4 comments:

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...

Oooh.....pretty.
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