Monday, September 21, 2009

Felted Bowls










These are before and after photos of one of the projects in my knitting class this summer, felted bowls. We were given instructions for a set of five, and I recently finished knitting the last one and got them all felted. I used fisherman's wool, and they felted up beautifully, very thick and sturdy. I can imagine how nice and warm a pair of felted mittens might be, and I'd like to make a pair for this winter. The coolest thing is that all five bowls nest together.


















People keep asking me what I'm going to do with them, and I keep telling them I don't know yet. I do know one thing. I'd like to make two or three more of these, only larger than the largest bowl in this set and half the height--large, shallow bowls. Then I'll use them to toss leaders and enders into as I get them made, one for four patches and maybe one or two for half square triangle units. I think I'd enjoy seeing them sitting on my sewing table.

4 comments:

Brenda said...

Love the bowls, would have never thought of that.

Margo in Maine said...

They look real nice..you are a clever gal!!!

Purple Pam said...

Your bowls are darling nesting together. They look like a little family. With the idea that they are usefull as well, winner, winner!

I also like your diamond hexagons. Hand piecing projects are very relaxing to me. Keep up the good work!

Lurline said...

Wow, they really look so professional - very modern!
Hugs - Lurline♥