Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Which is to say: felting! My first felting. I'm so thrilled. Never have the muggles been so impressed with my yarn-and-sticks passion. Never have I had so many spontaneous exclamations. You made those? You KNIT those?

Yep. I knit those. These:

Penguin Boy's Hausschuhe

Paton's Classic Merino, chocolate and wedgewood colorways
Fibertrends pattern

Poodle not included

Hausschuhe for MOI

same yarn (leaf green), same pattern

Agatha Christie movie and ankles included for scale

Plus they're sooooooft and squooshy with the double soles, and just luscious to wear. They're a remarkably quick knit (which is a good thing, since my sweetie has already put in an order, and since I intend to make a pair for the Movie Maven even though she says she doesn't want any) and the yarn is inexpensive at AC Moore. Delightful.

Meanwhile, I've started a lace scarf (also for MOI) in gorgeous Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn (gold hill is the colorway), using another Fibertrends pattern, the Oak Leaf and Acorn scarf. I started this instead of the pawprint lace scarf I'd intended to make, mainly because I bought the divine yarn and it looked more like leaves than like paws. I've also knit one jaywalker in a VERY BRIGHTLY COLORED lana grossa sock yarn (#632) I must have bought in Berlin last summer, and one sock using the cloverleaf eyelet cable pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks in Lisa Souza's Wild Things sock yarn (neither words nor links can adquately express the beauty of this colorway). Knitting one sock at a time is my way of conquering second sock syndrome: I knit one, move on to something else, and by the time something else is completed I'm all psyched up to get going on the socks again.

I made myself a nice pair of dark-chocolate-colored fetching gloves, per my 2007 knitting resolutions, but before I even took a picture of them I'd lost one somewhere between My Organic Market and Charles Barrett Elementary School. I think I have enough yarn (Debblie Bliss cashmerino) to make another.

Finally, I made this for Penguin Boy's birthday, a Lion brand pattern:

and he is very pleased. His friend's mom asked if I would make one for his birthday in June, which I'm delighted to do. PB also wants me to make another penguin for the same friend's June birthday. I'm so pleased that these labors are loved and appreciated that I really am glad to make more. It tickles me (no fuzzy hedgehog pun intended).

It occurs to me that I made a pair of socks for my sweetie's birthday that I forgot to photograph, so I'll have to get to that in another post.


Blogger amisha said...

hey there! thanks so much for the compliments on the CPH hoodie... i am going to try to convince you to knit it :) the pattern truly is so easy and straightforward, the cables are just a simple cross, and it is *comfy*!! i love the yarn too... all seasons cotton is one of my favs. so there you go. go for it :)

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