Friday, 27 May 2011

felted madness!!!! FO friday already ! 27/5/11



So here we are at Friday again! and do I have a finished object?  Oh I do indeed!

I started knitting a hat that had to be felted in my 2nd every handspun yarn.... needless to say I didn't calculate the yardage too well and ended up running out of the super squashy natural yarn....  The only other yarn in a similar weight I had here was the remnants of Energised, the wool I made my felted e-reader cover from so outit came.


But I didn't like the stark colour difference :(

so I got this....

 and did this!


simmered until the water was clear...


 which left me with THIS!


A shapeless red THING.... but felting is magic!  and after a couple of hours in the machine!  I ended up with my FO for today!


 and when I thought it was going to be natural coloured I was going to add some needle felted flowers and things but in this rich red and plum I don't think it needs it to be honest... I love it!

and in other news... I am beside myself with excitment when lovely Mr Unconventional came home with these for me ~happy dance~  


Oh the plans I have..... may be an interesting week :D

hope you have a fantastic Friday! be sure to check out other finished objects over here lots of beautiful things there already!

14 comments:

  1. You have every right to be oh so proud! Your hard work paid off and you look adorable in it! Congrats!!

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  2. Knit, dyed, and felted . . . how fun! The hat came out great!

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  3. I love it too!!!! I love the 50's era-esqueness of it!!!!

    On another note, I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets excited about power tools and home improvement diy projects. :D

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  4. I agree, that bright hat definitely doesn't need any flowers to embellish it, and the darker stripe eliminates the need for a ribbon as well. It looks lovely!

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  5. Hats are my absolute favorite!! I love how yours turned out, and I so want to try dyeing with cool-aid now. Fabulous!

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  6. That hat is so adorable on you! It's perfect!

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  7. I am in love with the hat---the colour came out amazing, I totally need to try Kool-Aid dyeing ASAP. And the felting worked its magic so well! The finished product looks great on you. :D

    I can't wait to see what your plans for the tools are, too...

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  8. That is a very cool hat! Fabulous!

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  9. Oh I love the red!! Good decision :D

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  10. That is the cutest hat, it looks so good on you!

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  11. Wow, awesome! And thanks for sharing the process, that was really interesting to see/read!

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  12. That is fantastic. So glad you visited me which led me to your wonderful blog.

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  13. Love the red and so cute on you.

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