Category Archives: Felting

Tilde Cloche

I was looking for a quick but not mindless project to work on while I wait for the oodles of yarn to arrive in the mail for my next BIG project. I sat down to page through my knitting books for inspiration when My Grandmother's Knitting popped open to Jared Flood's Tilden Baby Hat. I loved the colors and simple but beautiful pattern. I definitely wanted to knit this for myself, but the pattern was for a toddler sized noggin.

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Felted slippers… perfect for these cold winter days!

When it gets cold outside, there's nothing better than to snuggle your feet in a cozy pair of felted slippers!  They are so toasty warm! I have made many as gifts and for myself.  Wool of the Andes  is the perfect yarn for these projects, and my preferred yarn of choice. I used worsted weight for this project.  This last week I finished a pair for a good friend of mine using the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern. (I love this pattern!) They have a double sole which felts nice and thick. Before felting, these slippers look enormous!

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Fiber, Fiber and more Fiber!!

You don't need to be a spinner to love fibers! I'm not a spinner but it doesn't stop me from indulging in an assortment of fiber.  That's why I am so excited that Knit Picks is now selling many types of fiber. There's Wool of the Andes roving in Bare and in colors, recycled fibers with  Full Circle Roving; there are spinning batts in many colors and now silk hankies!

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Sweater Repair

Ice scrapers are a sure sign that it's time to break out those "serious" sweaters that I've had packed away since Vermont. Oh how those sweaters kept me toasty! Unfortunately it looks like two of them have met with the dreaded wool-nibbling moths! I was able to poke a finger through all four holes. After frowning for a moment and pledging to make some little sachets of cedar shavings, I brightened up a bit when I realized that the new Full Circle Roving had the perfect colors to repair both sweaters without any fuss at all!

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