I took a workshop with Janet Armstrong at the Okanagan Knitting Retreat in May, the subject was short rowing. We started Friday evening by using a provisional crochet cast on and short rowing to the point of the toe. From there Rebel evolved!
We have had Cascade 220 in the store for some time but until now I hadn't felted with it.
For the adult clogs I used two different colours for the inside sole and top of the foot, I like the way the colours mix up when the wool is felted and Cascade 220 felts quickly.
What a different in the before and after pictures.
Thank you Janice and Becky for volunteering to model my designs - they look much better when you wear them.
This is an idea that has been in my head for some time. I had a partial ball of chunky yarn sitting around my chair (among the needles, bits of paper and other necessary stuff) and cast on for the scarf part and it seemed in no time
I had a completed project. I sewed buttons on both sides of the hood so that it can be buttoned both ways.
I knit the eyes several times before I was happy, I used embroidery thread and 1.50mm needles, they are knit in the round using a technique I had learned from one of Lucy Neatby's DVDs. His eye sockets were made using another Lucy Neatby techniques. His eye lashes are a picot edge.
The hair was going to be I-cord but then I thought about all the ends I would have to sew in so instead a cast on varying numbers of stitches and then cast them off and then, of course, I had to add some beads to his hair.
An unexpected bonus is that when worn as a scarf it can be folded to form a collar.