Coronet WIP; knitting on planes

Howdy all!

I just got back from a fantastic trip to the Grammys! I took my current project, and got a lot done on it. It’s Knitty’s “Coronet,” designed by the talented and gracious artichaut who was so kind as to answer my questions about adapting the pattern for my handspun.

I had an excellent experience with taking my handwork on the plane. I had gotten a start on the cabled band before leaving for the trip, so I had about 5″ of it worked; the rest of it was all knitted on the planes and in the airports. I would have finished on the way home, but ran out of yarn. I wasn’t sure how much I’d need – now I have to spin some more before I can finish the knitting! I didn’t have a single issue with any of the security folks; my little wooden tube has 4 aluminum and 5 plastic needles, plus my bag has a big tapestry yarn needle and a thread-cutter (Clover, the pendant kind) and a latch hook for catching dropped stitches. Didn’t even get a second look from the security folks, although I always get a few odd glances being a guy knitting in public. Unfortunately, nobody came up and said howdy.

You know you want to see…

Taste the Rainbow of Wool Flavors….

Okay, so I want to experiment with color in felting. And all the sources I have read, stress the fact that for color-work like intarsia and Fair Isle/Nordic to felt up evenly, it has to be the exact same wool, preferably the same brand.

I was at the Goodwill sweater-diving again, and found a beautiful “sheep white” (creamy natural color) sweater. I have a range of acid dyes, from my work with silk… so I started playin’. I know that I’ll want to do more subtle, over-dyed type shades at some point in the future, but this will allow me to test and see if individual colors affect the felting process. I’m still working on exactly what kind of piece I’m going to do first – something small, maybe just another little bag. They’re like swatches you can use.

So, without further ado… Roll Up and Dye…

Little Red Bobble Bag

Howdy!

This post is mostly instructions on how I made the little red bag; it’s like the big red bag, only, little. With surface texture and BOBBLES! They felt up so CUTE! The images are all medium-sized, but there are a lot, so it may take a while to load.

Now, on to the fELt1nG Pr0N!!!