Seems that I am not the only one obsessed with felting right now. Both Mary Ellen and Patti shared their recent felted projects.
Mary Ellen made the felted clogs from Fiber Trends. She opted to add the "bumper" around the edge. This allows the wearer to see the contrasting color on the bottom. I think I will definitely go for the bumper with my next pair.
Patti has a fabulous new bag out of Noro Kureyon:
And I started a second pair of mittens! This pattern is awesome. In less than 24 hours you can make and felt a gorgeous pair of mittens. Think of the gift possibilities! Right now, I'm churning them out because they are really entertaining. I LOVE seeing a mitten appear in a couple of hours -it's a bit of a knitting rush.
I planned on being in bed an hour ago. I am going to see the doctor tomorrow and she is going to ask all the usual questions such as "am I getting enough rest"?
And I'll have to say, I was planning to, but, you see, there were these mittens. I was knitting them and I finished one. So I started the other. It was getting late, but I was so close to finishing the second one. And if I got them both done, I could felt them before I went to bed!
September is a month of constant deliveries of new fiber-related goodies. (Ok, maybe October too, since I spent my free time yesterday ordering even more!)
First up is the much anticipated Bag Style from Interweave Press.
Have you ever felt like your knitting energy has been just plain off? You are itching to knit, yet for some, inexplicable reason none of your projects are cooperating?
That has been my weekend.
First, and most dramatically, it was Peter's sock. I made some progress during the sock class on Saturday, but then the shop got crazy busy and I lost track of it. By the end of the day, I located the half-finished sock, scooped it into a project bag and headed home. Only to find this:
UPS and FedEx have been making many appearances lately. We had so many boxes around the shop yesterday that I practically couldn't move! Luckily, there were many knitters available to help me unpack.
We got lots and lots of books. Some were restocking of ones that have sold out:
And then we got these:
Are knitters good or what?
Wendy saw my plea for a picture of her Rogue and sent it last night. Thanks Wendy!
Summer is ending and the finished Rogues are appearing. Despite the lack of blogging, there has been tremendous knitting progress. Patti appeared on Saturday with the first finished Rogue!
We were among the over 100,0o0 people at the Brunswick Naval Air show on Sunday. Connor got to sit in the cockpit of one of the planes and the Blue Angels were amazing! Truly breathtaking. It was a great afternoon.
Until we tried to leave.
This was the traffic in front of us:
My first yarn! Amy brought in the first "skein" of yarn that I spun. Admittedly, the texture is unique.
I can't help giggling each time I look at it. While the state of this first attempt might have convinced me to give up on the whole spinning thing, I figure I can only improve from this point and I can't wait to try again!