Thursday, January 11, 2007

My felting adventure



Now that the holidays are over I decided to dig into felting. I have been inspired by Cat Bordhi's Treasury of magical knitting so much so I got her 2nd treasury of magical knitting. I seen a pattern for a coffee cup cozy on Knit and chat at Delphi forums. Being as I have a hard time holding on to those esspresso cups as the burn my fingers, even with the card board ring around them I thought that this is what I wanted to make for me.

Something quick and easy right???? This is a crochet pattern so I had to look up the stitch so I could make it then I was on my way.
Once it was done it was huge but I just figured it would shrink down to the right size once it was washed. If you look to the right and see that curly fuzzy round thing you will see what it looked like once it was felted. So I decided I liked it though cuz it reminded me of myself. I have been having some memory issues lately and so I named this my Fuzzy brain. Later I plan on adding some beads to it to make it sparkle.

I then bought some more yarn and tried it again but this time I did my own pattern that worked out just fine for me. I made mine with the ruffle and Dave's is just a round as I really don't think he would wanted a ruffle on his.

I used a j hook
ch st 28 joined it together
ch st 2 then hdc in the next st
join then repeat till you have 8 rows.
rows 9 to 11
you ch st 2 then 2 hdc in each stitch.
(If you don't want a ruffle stop at row 8)
This makes your ruffle then bind off.

Toss it in washer add a little bit of detergent
Set on lowwatter /hot water setting.
with tennis balls to help aggitate your cozies.

2 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Helaine.
I am just trying to lean needly felting. I am having trouble putting my bear together lol
I also live in Olalla.
Robin

Anonymous said...

Robin

I had tried needle felting but I kept stabbing myself with those oh so sharp felting needles. So I am sticking to wet felting or felting knitted/crochet items I make.

Helaine