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!