Friday, June 29, 2007

Finally Some Pictures - The DSL Is Back

What a pleasure to have high speed internet back on line, it was the pits without it. Meanwhile I did get some stuff done as the following pictures will show. Other pictures and stuff will be posted on my other blog. The knitting went well, unfortunately for me, I can't seem to get the felting right.

Bowls before felting

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, or maybe it's just the wrong wool but for whatever reason the bowls didn't come out quite the way I thought they would. For one thing they are larger than I was expecting and they are not stiff. I will try felting them again when I finish knitting the messenger bag and see what happens.

Felted Bowls

Meanwhile, I knitted up a pair of slippers and again they looked like they weren't going to felt well.

knitting 105

Surprise, surprise, they came out really well and actually fit my foot. Now I will make a pair for my sweetie and hope for the same result. These will be great in the winter when we get cold feet.

Slippers After Felting

This is the messenger bag that I'm working on and it will be a while before it's done. It needs to be 20 inches by 20 inches before felting and then a flap of the same dimensions. I suspect the only knitting that will happen in the next few days will be on the drive up to the cottage and maybe on the drive back. We're having visitors for the weekend at "chez cabin" so not much knitting will happen.

Book Bag

For all my Canadian readers, Happy Canada Day on July 1st and for all my American buddies, Happy July 4th...



Blogger randi K design said...

Just wanted to pop by and wish you a happy summer....

June 30, 2007 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

great looking slippers! I've been told you can use puffy paint on the bottoms to prevent slipping.
Your bowls look good! Can't wait to see how the bag turns out : )

July 1, 2007 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

I found the Puffy Pain in Haliburton, I guess small town craft shops have more stuff than the big city. i will try it out, thanks Amanada Cathleen...ciao

July 3, 2007 at 2:37 PM  

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