|Yep, that's a yurt! Our hotel room for 2 nites in Mongolia.|
It started when I decided I needed felted wool dryer balls which I discovered on DIYDelRay.com. Here's the how to if you think you need some, too. Of course I didn't want to buy any wool, so I put a request on Freecycle.org for used wool sweaters or yarn. A friendly neighbor gave me 4 sweaters & a wool blanket. Everything has holes & is rather the worse for wear, so no qualms about re-using the items (as opposed to wearing them). The dryer balls took very little of this freecycle wool stash, so now I have lots left. And I want to finally try felting.
I have been interested in felting ever since we spent a couple of nights in a yurt in Mongolia. Those people know how to felt! The felt is 5-6" thick, too, on these easy-to-move water- & wind-resistant portable houses.
And I've thought about it & even bought patterns, but never actually tried it. And since my winter slippers are worn out and I haven't seen any new ones I want, I believe this may be the time.
I found this amazing mitten pattern (from Heritage Fibre Publications) on Ravelry. Don't they look warm!? And these cute little elf shoes, recommended by a friend (a co-worker is having a baby boy next month). Oh, and these slippers, with amazing color work.
Part of the UFO completion process will be to demolish a few patterns I should never have tried (I know what fits well & looks good--but did that stop me?!). You can try to guess which 2 of last week's posts will be unsewn...I'll let you know next post!