Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Felted Foursome Finished

The Mobius twist is in the handle.

Not totally thrilled with this...2 buckets are shorter than the other two. I re-wet them and put drinking glasses in them to stretch them as good as I could. So-another project done although I'm not totally pleased...they sure do seem taller than Cat Bordhi's but then I used handspun rather than the wool she recommended. I did rewet it with the glasses in, hoping that would stretch the short ones a little, we'll see what happens.

Now, its back to the LK 150 and the Feather and Fan shawl that I started before Christmas. Will I ever finish it? Let's say I'm shooting for this week and maybe a little of this weekend thrown in. I know its going to turn out beautiful, it already is.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Foursome's Done (almost)

There it is, 4 buckets and a handle with a twist in it. But I've spent all day trying to figure out how to sew it together. Supposedly I'm going to sew the inner parts together. I've looked at the picture in the book and the picture on the web site and I'm still not exactly sure what to do but I've sewn it 3 times now...all 3 times it didn't seem right. I'll get it. The book has a smaller picture of it but I found a better picture here:

I was hoping I'd find directions for sewing it but no such luck although the book is pretty specific, I'm just having a hard time following directions. I probably need some chocolate and wine!

Meanwhile, I've been looking on ebay whenever I rest my needle from the Foursome. I ended up with a needle felting kit to make a Maltese Dog. Soooo cute. I hope mine turns out this cute. I think I'm going to take it to Michigan and let the grandaughters help me make it. When finished I'll knit a Cat Bordhi mobius dog bed for it. This kit was Item # 270218984758 . I've been looking at them now for a few weeks and today I couldn't resist any longer.

OH, did I forget to say I also bought a finished dog? Well, I miss my dogs and while the house is for sale, I hesitate to get another one, even a small one for fear they'll mess up the furniture or floor or, well I'm trying to keep the place clean. (that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it). The finished Matese was Item # 230231548973 and if you want one, she does have more dogs. I'm tempted but I'll see how mine turns out first. Here she is, she measures only 3" long x 3" high to the top of her topknot. She's made of White merino wool and 100% Cultivated Silk. Her pink bow sports a Pink Swarovski Rhinestone set in a silver jewel finding.

Hopefully sometime tomorrow I'll have a picture of a felted Foursome to show.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

2 UFO's On Saturday

At Christmas time I was trying furiously to finish up presents for local relatives while I was also trying to get ready to leave for Tacoma. One niece got left out in my rush. I promised her I'd get her present done as soon as I got home from Tacoma but here I am, over 2 months after Christmas and I still haven't delivered her present. Maybe it was meant to be, she's moving from a camper to a house in the next couple weeks. They're really excited and working to get the house painted and fixed up before they move in. So--I decided to get that throw finished and make it for the new house. I picked a design that was on sale this week at Embroidery Library. I think its perfect.

Meanwhile, I am still working on the Felted Foursome. I probably could have finished it if I had worked on it while the machine was embroidering but instead I was reading a I took the foursome to the Mill rather than my spinning wheel since bad weather was predicted and I didn't want to get the wheel wet.

I am definitely going to finish it today, I can't wait to felt it. BTW, people at the mill couldn't figure out what it is...they all said, it did look like ...something...maybe a bit obscene???ROTFL Good think I took the book so I could show visitors the picture of what it is going to look like (hopefully)