Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wandering, Work-In-Progress Wednesday!

Another Wednesday with GardenMama's Wandering Wednesday photo challenge. Read about it here.

Here I stand with my Impish helper. We're trying to transform the cat room into a play room. Okay, so I'm trying to transform it. The Imp is happy to watch the dust dance in the sunlight while prancing about with his new shoes.

And here I sit. Wow. I got a whole few minutes to myself. The baby was sleeping, the older boys were watching a movie (I'm terrible, I know). I sat on the cat/game (soon to by play) room floor and took pictures of things. And petted a cat - a cat that wasn't Ramses, Pilot, or Faustus. Another "wow!"

Resting on my leg is a needle felted tree stump that I've been working on. It's for my aforementioned giveaway! It seems like it needs something, though. A mushroom friend? A critter? I don't know. Something.

This is the piece I was working on when I learned to knit. It hasn't grown a great deal, but I'm proud of it anyway. It's lopsided. Somehow I gained between four and eight stitches (at last count). Oops. And there are a few holes at the beginning. But it's going to be felted, so I'm not worried. The problem is that I only have about a month to get it done. And I'd wanted to make several - nesting bowls. It kind of implies more than one, you know?

My step-mother made this bag for me. I adore it. It's crocheted and super-sturdy. I've hauled around my knitting, a library book, my glasses. We stuffed it full of library books for my oldest over the weekend. I can't wait to use it at the farmer's market. Yum!


  1. I love your knitting progress! And the bag is gorgeous! I have a little party on my blog on Fridays, called Fibers on Friday. I'd love if you stopped by and showed your work :-) Only a few of us post, but it's fun to see other work and get inspired :-)


  2. Sweet felted tree stump! Looks like a very versatile plaything. Great idea! I too tried to make felted nesting bowls. I made one. Wasn't that thrilled with how it turned out. I still love the idea, but I'm not sure that my newbie knitting skills are up to it. How does your rectangle become a bowl? I'm intrigued.

  3. Beth: Thanks! I'll check out your blog when I get a free moment. (:

    Wabi-Sabi: This is the first thing I've ever knitted. So I'm all about the newbie blunders. (: The idea is that when the rectangle is long enough I'll sew the short ends together. Then I'll run a piece of yarn through one end of the tube to gather it, thus (hopefully) making a bowl. We'll see if it actually works! I've purchased circular needles to try next!

  4. I love the photo you shared for wandering wednesday! : )
    Your tree stump is absolutely lovely!