There's a purse contest over at Elann that I'd like to enter. One morning, I got colorway inspiration from an art article in Forbes. While I was driving to work, the design popped into my head. (I have a three minute commute. This design is not hard.) I consulted an expert (Thanks, Sundog!) and last week, I set about whipping up my masterpiece. I knit and knit and knit, then I felted.
After knitting several balls of Highland Wool and a lot of agitation, I had a big felt pillowcase. If I can convince Miss Suggy that this is my favorite pillow, she will want to use it, but if not, this fugly rubbish will land in the trash. Sigh.
Convinced it was a good idea, (and working with my behemouth swatch, which CLEARLY showed proportions after felting) I started over on Wednesday. I felted it Friday night, and worked on details all day yesterday. Yay! Much better. I am a lining and snap away from total completion. I really like it. I would carry it.
Let's see what the judges think.
2 days ago