I should have known it was too easy to be true. My first foray into felting crocheted and knit work was quite easy – I threw in the pieces (inside a pillowcase) with some towels, ran it on the regular cycle and after two runs I had nicely felted items. This time I placed the… Continue reading More adventures in felting
You have to love those professional bloggers who think up things like knitting with gigantic wool on 35mm needles (brings me back to the shawl in a weekend claim). Another popular idea in blog crafting land is organizing embroidery floss by winding it around clothespins. It looks…playful. Fun. Out of the box. Literally. See, I… Continue reading Adventures in embroidery
I don’t understand how people can knit and crochet so fast. For example, several months back I started what was touted as a ‘weekend’ shawl. I think I knit it on 8mm needles and it wasn’t that big. There were yarn overs involved. And yet it took me around a month to finish. In a… Continue reading Am I the world’s slowest knitter/crocheter?
I gave the first crochet monster prototype to the girls. They like it and it’s holding up well, but I’d like to figure out a way to put squeaker in there. The problem is that most dog toys don’t squeak after they’ve been washed.
I’m working on a new type of stuffie. The plan is to felt it and give it to the dogs. It will have legs but first I need to add the face and I find this the hardest. Mom says he should have a shit-eating grin instead of looking sad, as he does now:
Last week I didn’t know how to crochet. I swore I would not add another hobby to my already long list. But I already had yarn, and 4mm and 5mm hooks, and so many stuffie patterns are for crochet. Then I found this lovely online Crochet School and, well…this happened: This little guy is currently… Continue reading Adventures in Crochet
I tried felting some knit work. The smaller knits are with Drops Nepal, the larger leaf is with Drops Andes. I just threw them in with some towels and hoped for the best, since I have a front loader. 40C, short cycle, low spin. I am pleased with the results. The larger pieces will make… Continue reading Adventures in felting