Sunday, July 20, 2008

This could be fun.


Yesterday I started thinking about how before I knit something elaborate (ish) with the Highland Wool, it would be smart to see how it felted. For that I needed a gauge swatch. So I knit a bowl. (Pattern available here.) Before I felted it, I tied in some cotton waste yarn to make a ten by ten stitch block.

Then I measured before and after. I learned this stuff doesn't shrink much horizontally, but it REALLY sucks up vertically. Good to know before I inevitably go off and start knitting bags with no patterns.

So with the bowl done, I was admiring it and pondering just what I would do with it (I was thinking catchall for spinning stuff), when the husbeast picked it up, and...

Right, then.

6 comments:

Alwen said...

The very first knitted bag I made was for our fall county fair. I finished it on a hot August day, and showed it to my husband when he came in all hot and sweaty.

Yes, the man did instantly grab it and put it on his sweaty crewcut head.

No, I didn't kill him.

(But I did snatch it right back!)

The Monmouth caps were felted.

Amy Lane said...

That's perfect! It's exactly what I would use it for!!!

Bells said...

Too cute! It looks like it was made for her....sort of. he he

Robin said...

That's a HOOT!!! Too funny!

Roxie said...

I like the way your husbeast thinks!! And the kid looks darling in it. Betcha Sekhmet tries to sleep in it, too.

Donna Lee said...

It came out great and makes a wonderful hat. Looks like you planned it that way.