Moda Vera Sorbet doesn't felt.
The grotesque fleshy looking thing on the left was supposed to become a lovely pinkish pear. Instead it looks like .. well I can't think of an analogy right now, at least, not one that won't attract the wrong sort of search engine hits.
Here's the before-felting photo. It's a thick and thin yarn and I was a bit worried that the extreme difference between the thick and the thin would be too great. But it didn't even occur to me that the stuff might completely resist felting.
I feel really sheepish about it, as I seem to be always telling people how easy it is to test yarns before you waste time knitting them for a felting project.
Ack. Let's focus on these pretty brown pears instead. I am glad I was asked to make a brown one a little while ago, as I really like the way they turned out and have kept making more. (The wool is Sean Sheep Armytage in 'Sticky Date')
Please to admire their cute bottoms. Unlike perhaps many other kinds of bottoms, I think it's okay to admire pear bottoms quite openly.
Along with pods and pendants, I'll have a few pears for sale at the markets at Kingston tomorrow. I'll also have some of mum's fantastic button bracelets.
Updated to add: pic of the button bracelets!