Tuesday, May 08, 2007

New Yarn is Like a Drug

Even though I knew I shouldn't start another project I had to. This yarn was practically jumping out of the bag. There's just no stopping now. My niece made this shawlette from Interweave Knits Spring 2007 for my sister. I just love it. I wanted to do cotton, but when I saw this wool/mohair blend at MS&W, I knew it was the yarn for the project.

The felted bag is finished. It was a really quick knit. But I am wondering why I chose this boring color. I'm also wondering if I should run it through the wash again. I don't think you should be able to see the stitch definition like that in a felted piece if it's done correctly. But it IS the size that I wanted it to be. What to do...what to do....

This little mini-sunflower was a gift from Vanessa (son's GF). It's called a Pacino sunflower and they grow to be 15 to 20 inches tall. Perfect for planters. I'll have to get some more of them. It's adorable.


LaurieG said...

Two words for the bag -- food coloring. That grey would look great overdyed! You could do a solid, stripes, or just paint it up. No need to worry about accidentally felting, either!

minijaxter said...

or you could felt it again and then use a non felting yarn to embroider something on it - like a sun flower:)