Monday, 29 October 2012

More Noro knits and some great felting results . . .

I went on to make a second pair of Noro mittens over the last few days - I was determined to master the (for me!) slightly fiddly thumb-hole part of the pattern . . .

. . . they turned out fine, and I didn't have to use my darning needle to, ahem, 'mend' any errors this time!  Great pattern - quick to knit, and the yarn is like knitting with a palette of paints - just lovely (with a little yarn left-over too) :)

I was absolutely delighted with the results of my 'felting' experiment at the weekend - the cardigan felted like a dream and I'm  now left with some beautiful felted applique squares . . .

not a frayed edge in site, just perfect for lots of crafty uses (very seasonal too!) . . .

. . . these felted squares will look fab next to my Harris Tweed as appliqued motifs - I'm converted to felting woollie sweaters, what a great discovery!

You can see the thickness of the felted fabric here, and how smooth the edges were after being cut . . . 

. . . 4 mm thick woollen felt for free - just brilliant :)

We had a nice chilled out weekend after the first week back to school - clocks went back an hour, the open fire was blazing yesterday - I have so many crafty ideas in mind, I'm not sure I'll even notice the shorter days and longer nights though.

We'll be cutting into this perfect specimen of a pumpkin this week . .


I'm almost loathe to touch it, it's such a lovely colour - I'm sure we'll manage to transform it into something ghoulish though!  

Happy Monday :)
Alison x

5 comments:

Alessandra said...

another pair? you are a "greedy' person, my dear!!! ;oD
your felted squares are perfect for your next crafty adventure!!!
xxx Ale

Claire said...

Another wonderful pair of mittens Alison. Must be fun watching the colours knit up and see how they turn out.
Your felted squares look great, love the leaves.
Now that you've got the hang of 'felting' you'll be scouring op shops at every possible opportunity looking for woolly jumpers (not sheep, hehe!!)

Claire x

fairislerona said...

I've been Noro-ing Alison...really like your felted squares: a pretty good result dear! R x

june at noon said...

Love that felting! I feel like so many sweaters around here are synthetic, it's hard to come by a nice wool one that's ready for some felting. Love the idea!

Mezz said...

hi there, love popping by your blog...i especially loved your felted cardigan squares, they look amazing!! i really should try felting things more often!! mezz x