Sunday, July 15, 2007

Everything's Coming Up Roses

I just love these felted roses. The stems are knitting needles! You can easily slide the needle off the rose if you should happen to want to knit with it. Wouldn't this just be a perfect way to present a gift of knitting needles? I have to give Danielle credit for this inspiration. She made a Peruvian Rose, from Berroco for her project for last month's Whoduknit book, Maisie Dobbs. And, wouldn't my jar of knitting needles look so much prettier if they all had roses on them? I'm working on it!

I finished my mobius and didn't realize until it was off the needles that it was twice the diameter it should have been. I did use a different yarn than the pattern called for but I did get the gauge. The only think I can think of is that I must have misunderstood the mobius cast on and CO twice as many stitches as I was supposed to! Oh well, it's a scarf - and I can wrap it around my neck twice if I want too. This was made from a Cat Bordhi pattern that she demonstrated on an episode of Knitty Gritty.

But look! It's Lace! And I dyed the yarn myself! So who cares if it's twice the size it's supposed to be. No wonder I ran out of yarn and had to dye some more!

And I finally felted my larger version of Jayne's AP Bag. I put two pockets inside - one on each side of the bag. I really like how this one came out.

Oh - and Hi KVVSP if you are reading this - leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you! Anonymous of course!


aksunflour said...

Hmmm.... Haven't you heard that curiosity killed the cat? I understand though- I want to know where I am "vacationing"!!!
The scarf is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Nice and Lacy.

Cass said...

Ooooo pretty!!! The bag looks professional!

danielle said...

I love the mobius and the bag.
And I am addicted to the roses. Have made a total of 5 is huge tho cause I tried a bulky yarn to see what it would look like. Hope to felt them today.
That pattern is too easy so it has become addictive!