O.k. yes, occassionally I do make things with my own yarn! I’ve wanted to make felted bowls for a while now but I just don’t have the patience to knit them. I went in search of crocheted bowl patterns to felt and found a couple that worked exactly as I wanted them to. One in particular I bought at Etsy from this seller: http://www.timaryart.etsy.com
They went together fast, these I did in about an hour. The yarn is my own handspun, it is rainbow merino wool that I carded and spun a couple weeks ago. The skein I used was 112 yards, I have about 15 yards left after making four bowls.
Dimensions for bowls are as follows from largest to smallest:
Bowl 1: 4 inches across by 2.25 inches tall.
Bowl 2: 3.5 inches across by 2 inches tall.
Bowl 3: 3 inches across by 1.75 inches tall.
Bowl 4: 2.5 inches across by 1.5 inches tall.
Felting them was a breeze, I’m going to make more to see if they’ll sell at the craft show I will be going to in November.
Oh yeah, I wasn’t stopping until I finished! While these can go into a shoe just fine, I’m going to keep them for around the house wear as the lacey type stitch for the body of the sock is kind of airy feeling. Still, a fast pattern and I think a good way for me to get into actually making things with yarn again. Now that I have a more basic idea of what I’m doing, I think I’ll strike out on my own to see if I can’t make a sturdier (crocheted) sock.
Smitty says that he’ll chew on my socks if I leave them where he can get at them.
Don’t go being jealous of our dead sexy deer blanket now, y’hear?
I was going to dye some more roving today but have run out of steam. That’s because I stayed up until midnight last night making socks.
Oh, don’t get too excited. Crocheted socks, but socks nonetheless pattern that scared me with distinctive sock like parts that about drove me bugshit. 🙂
Kind of frilly and goofy, but that’s my handpainted yarn and that’s my sock and it fits perfectly and is comfortable too. A couple small jags here and there but I think a pretty good showing for my first attempt. And, just so I wouldn’t lose momentum, I’ve already started the second one.
I am using a size F crochet hook so the actual worked fabric of the sock is sturdy and feels good on my feet. I’ve found some more difficult crocheted sock patterns; I’m going to see if I can do those. I was told recently that crocheting a sock is a good way to get the basic concept of how a sock goes together and eventually, knitting socks makes sense. Which may have been their way of soothing me and telling me that it’s o.k. to admit defeat towards sock knitting.
Holy crap it’s cold here. I don’t even want to go anywhere. It’s kind of nice to not have to go anywhere today, I’ll face the elements tomorrow.