Felted!

So as most of you know, I like to have a work project.  I found Berroco knitbits Kable pattern and thought it would be a useful project that I could knit at work.  I have never felted anything before but thought I would give it a try.  So this:

picture-077.jpg  (yes those are my sneakers, they were necessary for perspective, so you could see just how big that thing was!

Became this:

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It took a lot of muscle to get it to block in something resembling a rectangle!  My arms are sore!  It also took 2 runs through the washer.  And now my washer is covered with mohair.  But it was worth it!  I started on the first cable for the inside today.

On to the next project on my needles, my first attempt at lace.  I fell in love with the Creatures of the Reef pattern (details here) and decided to pick it up. 

I am this far: (blurry picture warning) picture-079.jpg

And I pinned it out a bit so you can have a clearer look at the lace.

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Finally, I finished the back of Isabella for the second time. picture-074.jpg

And as usual, my daughter was very eager to pull out the blocking pins!

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4 thoughts on “Felted!

  1. Wow, the felted case looks awesome! I would never have guessed, looking at the end result, that that was knitted lol. The shawl looks great so far, it’s going to be so pretty! And the shirt looks great the second time too 🙂 Riley is adorable as ever 😉

  2. I can’t believe I missed this pic of your Creatures shawl! Duh! I really have to start paying more attention to things.

    It’s absolutely gorgeous. And so much neater than mine! **grumble** 😀

    Thanks for the link to Kable. I quite fancy one of those for myself. 🙂

  3. Oh gosh, I don’t think so! I just pinned it REALLY well! 😉 And I won’t even begin to tell you how I think that it is very possible that 3 crabs and one seahorse might be messed up but I’ll be darned if I am going to undo it all to figure out why. I just….did my best to make up for that little issue and hope for the best!

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