Many little pods went to market but there was one that had to stay home.
I generally don't spend long thinking out the combinations of wools (colour and texture) for these pods - I like to grab things that appeal in the moment and just see how they turn out. Occasionally they don't, as in the case of this ugly duckling.
I guess it's easy to blame the feathers-esque novelty yarn (that's what the blue protruding stuff is). Always a risky move, but I have liked it in felting before. There were a few others in this batch incorporating other kinds of novelty yarn, and which I thought turned out pretty cool.
But this one. Oy. I was simply grossed out by it at first. Then I realised, in describing it to someone, that it looks like the love child of Oscar the Grouch and the Cookie Monster. Over the last week I have gradually becoming quite attached to it. I don't think I would sell it now if you offered me a thousand dollars. Mind you I'm still pretty sure no one would or should buy it!
The photographer gets desperate: will a pretty ribbon help?
Oscook's base yarns are a variegated Lincraft cosy wool (
*Clever name? I can't take credit, it was Jen.