Monday, December 03, 2007

How do they get the grainy bits SO soft?

(They.... hit 'em with a hammer I expect.)

For some reason it makes me think of an ashtray. I wish I had taken time to make the sides a good bit higher. Cleckheaton Merino Supreme felts beautifully, in spite of its 20% acrylic content.

I was interested to see that the garter stitch ridges stuck it out through the felting, only partially subdued. Not quite the effect I was going for. With other wools I have gotten garter stitch to go flat. Felting is just unpredictable.

(I reckon an elephant sits on 'em)


Donna Lee said...

I keep thinking you should put dry cat food in there. You are inspiring me to try felting. Your pink pot is sitting on my desk and I show it off to everyone who comes in. They know I knit and are amazed that someone knitted it.

Taphophile said...

I find it amazing that you create these soft sculptures objects by knitting.