In very exciting news, Leah made a pod from my pattern. Has anyone else tried it?
I've only done a little felting recently.
This has been in my head for ages, and to be honest it looked a bit better there than it does in real life.
It's beautiful hand-dyed wool that Happy Spider gave me, ages ago - deemed a bit too scratchy to sell with all the gorgeous stuff on her ebay store.
I started with a rectangle in wide ribbing (6x1? something like that).
Then I swapped needles for hook and crocheted around the perimeter, down the ribbed stripes, and across to make little compartments.
Before I felted it I thought hard about whether it needed another round of crochet (I think I did two) around the outside. I opted for laziness and hoped that felting would pull it all together. I should have known better.
Still, it is functional, and a better option for the jewellery in high rotation than that classy cigar box lined with tissue paper. It's easier and quicker to find what I want - all the plain studs are in one compartment, for example. I do have a jewellery box, but it's not that accessible, and ends up being full of stuff I'm keeping for various reasons but don't wear.