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First, the WIPs:

A very colourful hat with double-layered concave ear cozies. I've come to where the decreases need to begin and I have to decide how I want to do it. Not a good bus project.

Next, the never-ending nearly finished bias blanket. Since the picture was taken I finished ball 5 and am part way through ball 6 of 6.

And now, some FOs:

I am currently teaching an introductory felting class where we are making bowls. The big one is made from Lopi and the little one from Patons SWS.

The big bowl is about 8 inches (20 cm) across the top and was made from just less than one ball of Lopi (90 g, actually). The little bowl has about a 4 inch (10 cm) opening and was made from about 2/3 of one 85 g ball of Patons SWS. So if you still need a last minute inexpensive gift, these bowls would fit the bill. Essentially, you knit a stockinette hat with a 3-ridge garter stitch edge, and then felt it.

The SWS bowl looked like this before felting. I think it would have been a good hat for a 6-year old.

And after felting it is just so darn cute!



Not that the Lopi bowl isn't cute. It is. And as the Friendly Giant used to say, big enough "for two to curl up in".

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Deirdre said:

Ahh, the Friendly Giant... my first real crush...
I've also been felting bowls and baskets lately, and love the process, but you have really piqued my interest with that hat - it's gorgeous!!! Is it your own pattern? And may I ask, what yarn are you using? Beautiful!

Leanne said:

Hi Paula - I was finally able to register with Typekey so I can now comment. Yippee! I had to give them a different email address - for some reason I wasn't getting the activation message they sent to my regular address. Go figure.

The bowls are adorable! I think I need to make a felted hat out of that SWS Colourway. And your Friendly Giant reference brought a smile to my face :-)

The hat is truly exceptional and I can see how the blanket could be endless but it will surely be warm. The bowls are fun and the little bowl is as cute as can be;-)

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