As mentioned in my last post, I’m way behind on my blog. There are things I made in August that haven’t been added yet! I decided to start the posting with something quick and easy. A coworker asked if I could create a beer bottle koozie that looked like a carrot for his Bugs Bunny costume. Challenge accepted! I improvised the carrot using alternating groups of rows of knits and purls to give the carrot texture. I also created a large cartoony leaf that snapped to the bottom to give the effect of Bugs’ carrot. It turned out great!
I’ve been itching for months to try real free-form needle felting. I got a little taste of it with my felted soap a few months ago. When Etsy sent me an email featuring adorable felted pumpkin starter kits, I knew I had found my first project. I wanted a kit to at least tell me what to do the first time I tried it. If it was a good experience, I could experiment later. I ordered the kit from Emma’s Garden Primitives. It was a wonderful experience! The kit shipped promptly, included everything I needed to make an adorable, palm-sized pumpkin, and included easy to follow instructions. I couldn’t be more pleased! The pumpkin is now friends with my knit cat. 🙂
I’ve found a knitting buddy in Houston (that’s really exciting since all of the rest of my knitting buddies are online friends that live far away)! She swears by ballband dishclothes, so I whipped one up. The project was quick and the colors and design were fun. I love the texture. I’m excited to try it…even if that does mean I have to do dishes.