Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wet Felting Front Side

Wet Felting Front Side, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Had such a fun time making this. it is a lot like making paper. Can't wait to see how it looks "sculpted" into a hat!

This is the front and the image below is the back.

Wet Felting Back Side

Wet Felting Back Side, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Hat

Christmas Hat, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Hubby bought me the Fisherman's Wool, Natural Brown and I couldn't wait to make a hat.

Knitted the hat and wet felted the flowers all over and then shaped on a bowl.

Christmas Hat

Christmas Hat, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Friday, December 24, 2010

CANDY STRIPED Knit and Felted Hat

Candy Striped, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

This blue hat with red and white stripes is for my husband's office manager. She's a really sweet gal. I also made the hatpin.

The blue is a nice blue "New Denim" by Patons Classic Wool.

The red is actually called "Currant" and is a nice salmonish-red, also by Patons Classic Wool.

Hope she likes...

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hostess Cupcake Beret and Mitten Set

Finally the last present finished! Yippee!!!!

Hat and mittens were knitted first and then felted. The bulky yarn white swirl was added after felting.

Chose not to put the swirl on the mittens because I didn’t want to over-due a good thing.

Everything in moderation, after all!

Bon Appetit and thank you for looking!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

White Felted Hat TEA ROSE Finished

Happy Holidays all!
The number of shopping days are quickly running out!!!! Yikes!

Finished this for my Mother-in-law. She's really going through a hard time with my father-in-law in the hospital.

I am hoping as she takes her long trips to visit him, this hat will put a little skip in her strut.

Thank you so much for your interest and for looking!

White Felted Hat TEA ROSE Finished

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Peter Pan Style Hat and Mitten Set

Finished and ready to wrap for Christmas!

Both mittens, hat and the hat's flower are hand knit and felted.

Hat and flowers are stiffened so they have a better chance holding shape in damp weather (although I wouldn't wear the hat in a down-pour).

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Funeral Hat

hat, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Days before Thanksgiving, my uncle died. We are all gathering on Cape Cod to say good-bye. It's going to be cold, so I made this hat to keep my head warm.

Hat first knitted with Patons Classic Wool and then felted into shape using regular bowls plates and a flower pot!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Felted Hat and Mittens Colorwork

Felted Colorwork Hat and Mittens

Another Christmas present finished!

Only 4 more hats and 2 pairs of mittens. Boy am I cutting this close. Driving to the Cape on Saturday for a funeral so I will probably get a lot of knitting done in the car.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Colorwork Mittens (Stranded Colorwork)

Colorwork Mitten, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Just a thumb to go and then it's time for felting.

This colorwork pattern turned out well. Reminds me of a quilt.

(Another Holiday gift which will also include a hat.)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Felted Colorwork Hat and Mittens

Finally the set is done and ready to be wrapped for Christmas!

Some Days...

Some days the fingers work great... knitting needles move with awesome rhythm, yarn unravels easily and the pattern flows effortlessly.

And then there are days like ToDaY; it seems every stitch is a screw-up, yarn keeps tangling and the needles are pulling at the stitches and messing up stitches consistency. ! Aaarg, patience is not my virtue today!!!!!

Felted Colorwork Mittens

Felted Colorwork Mittens, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Here are the mittens finished. Turned out well for a thought-up pattern,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Colorwork Folk Mitten, In Progress...

Second Go 'Round, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

I really wasn't completely happy with the other mitten, so I ripped out past the thumb and started again. I am happier with the mitten but wish I had done the pattern in reverse on the top half; adds more contrast. Oh well, next one, because it's not bad enough to rip out again.

Colorwork Folk Mitten, In Progress...

Making these one at a time. Those who know me know I avoid knitting this way, at all costs but it is difficult knitting two at a time with two colors because they get all tangled. Just hope they are the exact same, when done because it's annoying when one mitten is bigger than the other! :/

Hoping this works out well! Have made a couple colorwork sweaters, but not a peasant thumbed mitten (or any other kind of mitten, for that matter!).

Not really following a pattern, just going with instincts. It is my first time working a peasant thumb. Reversed-engineered a couple of pictures I saw on the internet and think I can do it, but we'll see if my pattern flows as well as the other patterns I saw!

Knitting the mitten with wool yarn, larger than a typical mitten and will shrink it down afterward. That will tighten the stitches and really make the mittens warm. Not sure If I am going to felt them... guess I'll decide that as the other mitten is knitted and they head to the water!

Thank you for looking!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hazel and Her New Toy!

Hello again!
Got Hazel a new toy. She immediately knew it was for her and was thrilled. Raced around and shook it so much so, pooped herself out! She'll be at it again, in no time... doing her best to get the squeaker out, chew off the nose and remove an ear or two!!!! :D
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Double-cuffed Mittens

Double-cuffed Mittens, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Made these for my daughter, she loves green. Although the photo doesn't show the colors well, put together they make camouflage.

Hand knit, felted and double-cuffed for a better, more cozy fit at the wrists and lots of warmth on the fingers.

Found the idea in a book called "Knit One Felt Two". Although I don't always follow her patterns exactly (in this case I did), I do find the book to be so inspirational. So those of you needing some ideas, I recommend the book (if you don't already have it).

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cellphone Cover Finished

Cellphone Cover Finished, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Now it can be carried alone or I can tuck the strap inside and slid the cellphone cover (with cellphone) into my FeLTeD purse!

Thank you for looking!

Cellphone Cover Finished

Cellphone Cover Finished, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cell Phone Bag

Cell Phone Bag, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

First time felting onto something felted!

This side is a flower I created "freehand". The other side (below) is the backside and the flower and leaf were created using a cookie cutter.

I like this side the best and overall I really enjoyed doing this!

Cell Phone Bag

Cell Phone Bag, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Felted Handbag

Felted Handbag, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

No better way to dry a new felted piece than by fireside!

A Bag For Everything

A Bag For Everything, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

I needed a bag that would carry everything, iNcLuDiNg my knitting!

Before felting, this knitted bag measured 16in tall x 17in wide. After felting it measures 9in tall x 13in wide.

Used size US 9 circular needles and worsted weight wool yarn. 132 stitches and 6 stitch pattern and decrease.

Hope you like!

A Bag For Everything

A Bag For Everything, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Handbag For My Daughter

Handbag For My Daughter, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

I made this for my daughter who LOVES pocketbooks and handbags.

First it was hand knit with Patons Classic Wool and then felted.

Wish I had measured the original size. The finished size is 8in Tall and 10in across the top. Doesn't seem too much small than before felting.

Turned out well and she's pleased!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I Just Found All Your Comments!!!

Thank you everyone!

I am such an airhead!!! I could have sworn I had email notification selected to let me know whenever I received a comment but never received an email.

Just today I was poking around this blog's settings and found a tab for comments and BOOM!!!! There were all these wonderful comments! I am certainly behind on replying but I will try to address each one.

Thank you again. I appreciate them all.


Felted Slippers

For My Uncle and Father-In-Law
Both my dear Uncle and my father-in-law are in very bad health. My fear is neither will make it for Christmas. So, to make these days as cozy as I could, I made these for them. I sent these slippers out immediately, fearing waiting until Christmas will be too late.

This slipper was the 4th attempt at a slipper pattern and is the 1st to have made it all the way to the felting stage. (I tossed the ones prior to these...)
Unfortunately, during the felting it shrunk too much to send to my uncle or my father-in-law, so it headed to CT with my daughter to her Nature's Classroom camping trip (for the week).

Have seen others made like mine (pointy and all) from the same book (Knit One Felt Two), and theirs are very similar. I understand the pattern and see where it goes a bit funky, so I think I can make the next pair a bit more normal looking.

This pair is like the first pair but I really watched the shrinking and stopped felting the slippers in time and they are still large enough to fit my father-in-law.
I designed this pair and the first pair posted by using intuition and seem a little more normal looking and fitting.
The wool yarn is a very bulky yarn and size 10 needles and knit the items super huge before felting. Needles were straight and circular needles (depending on which slipper....)

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Over 5000 Hits!!!

Thank you so much everyone! I appreciate you following my blog and for all your interest in my crafts!

Very sincerely,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Close Up of Leaf Border Hat

Hello again!
Just finished this hat. Very simple and definitely a quick knit, despite the details in the leaves.

Used 4 ply worsted cotton yarn with size and 9 circular needles. Hat based on eight leaves at the bottom, knit with 72 stitches, and decreased at the top.

So flapper-ish and fun. Will be nice and toasty during the winter!

Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Simple Knit Rose and Leave Pattern

Hello again!

Rose and Leaf on Hat

My grandmother used to make these and taught me years ago. After wearing this hat and being asked by knitters how to make the rose, I thought it easier to tell everyone, all at once!

I made my sample large. The roses are so pretty and delicate looking with smaller supplies. You can use any size needle and any type (circular, DPNs, straight....). You can also use any type of yarn. Just remember the larger the needle and the heavier the yarn the bigger the rose and leaves.

CO 8 sts
Row 1 Knit front, back and front of each stitch on needle. 24 sts.
Row 2 BO using purl stitch
Piece will naturally curl. There you have your rose!

CO 3 sts
Row 1: K1 YO K1 YO K1 (5 stitches)
Row 2: purl

Row 3: K2 YO K1 YO K2 (7 stitches)
Row 4: purl

Row 5: K3 YO K1 YO K3 (9 stitches)
Row 6: purl

Row 7: K4 YO K1 YO K4 (11 stitches)
Row 8: purl

Row 9: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (9 stitches)
Row 10: purl

Row 11: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (7 stitches)
Row 12: purl

Row 13: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (5 stitches)
Row 14: purl

Row 15: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (3 stitches)
Row 16: sl 1, P2 tog, psso (1 stitch)

Secure last stitch and weave in back to secure.
There you have your leaf!

Make another leaf like the first or make larger or smaller by increasing the number of YO rows (and the peso rows) or by decreasing the number of YO/psso rows.

Stack the three pieces together by pulling the tails; pull tails of rose through the bottom of one leaf, then with the tail of the first leaf pull through the bottom of the second leaf. Pinch the base of the rose and leaves, take the rose tail and sew through all to secure.

If you want to make a stem, CO 3 stitches and work as and I-cord. When stem is the length you want, begin pattern on Row 1.

Voila! A rose with leaves.

Please feel free to share pattern, make and sell the flowers but PlEaSe DO NOT SELL this pattern. THIS PATTERN IS NOT FOR SALE!!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Hello again!
What a fun yarn! As it is knitted, it creates this pattern all by itself. I knitted both at the same time, on circular needles. I wanted the socks to be asymmetrical and didn't try to start the yarn in the same place of it's pattern. The yarns pattern's repeat was so close, the asymmetry was a bit successful but I wish the contrast was a bit more exaggerated.

Leslie Anne Pease
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Friday, November 5, 2010

And A Pink Hat, Too!

Although the hat looks like red, it's really a hot pink (aaarg, I can't wait until I have my img software loaded again)! At least you get the idea!!!!!!

Leslie Anne Pease
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blueberry Hat

Hello again!
Was looking for ideas for hats to keep my daughter warm during her Nature's Classroom trip, coming up soon. Found this cute pattern on Great site for knitters!!! I believe this pattern was free (not sure because I could figure it out without downloading one).

Originally, it was designed to be a baby hat, but since hats are pretty standard, I did it for an older child/adult. Incorporating the green color is the same as any other pattern. The decreases happen within the green pattern.

Yarns are from my stash box. They aren't as dark as they appear on the screen, I can't adjust colors without my img software, which I don't have reloaded on my new computer, yet. SOON! :)

Knitted on size 9 circular needles, right up to the end of the knotted cord!

Leslie Anne Pease Leslie Anne Pease

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BOY BLUE Socks For Hubby

Hello again!
Hubby has had LOTS of sweaters knitted for him by me but never a pair of socks. After I finished a pair of socks for each of my daughters, I made these for him and he loves them!

I have posted another "As It Came Together" style thread, so you can see the progress...
Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease

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