Friday, January 19, 2007

Felted Bowl

"Felted Bowls" pattern from One Skien
Two strands of Paton's Classic Merino on size 9, 16" circs
shell button embellishments
5" tall by 5" diameter


This was a fast, enjoyable project. I've been wanting to make a felted bowl for a while, and this was the main reason why I bought One Skein. I am pleased with the final result and love the buttons. (Yarnstorm has started a small button obsession in me.) However, the shape of the bowl is more like a vase than a bowl. In the book, the examples look more like bowls. I tried shaping it wet, but it really didn't want to be that shape. Also, as much as I liked making it and want to make more, what does one do with a felted bowl?

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Snow Pictures

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OMG, it's Weather

After days of newscasters predicting a wintry apocalypse, it has finally arrived. And now that it has, they seem rather burned out about it all. I guess spending 72 hours warning people that someone left their sprinklers on so sidewalks way be icy will do that to you.
I think we got an eighth of an inch of snow last night. It hasn't been above freezing in a couple of days and I'm happy not to go to work. I plan on finishing a project, starting another, and reading a large chunk of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Reading about crazy people is oddly comforting.

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