We've all been a bit "under the weather" here. And it's a shame because the weather has been beautiful. It's finally cooling down here in North Florida (hey, it's only been in the low 90's!). Between bouts of nose-blowing and toddler soothing I managed to finish up my first knitting project over the weekend. I recall there being some small interest on how I was going to turn a rectangle into a bowl, so I thought I'd document it. I can't say that it turned out exactly how I envision. But what ever does?
After a month or two of knitting (it's not easy when the toddler *really* wants your needles) I managed a rectangle. It's imperfect, but so am I.
With a tapestry needle I sewed it into a tube.
And then gathered one end.
This made a fairly impressive (and gigantic) bohemian hat. There was much playing for the rest of the night.
The next morning I tried my hand at felting in the washing machine. I'm not sure that I felted it enough and it definitely needs a shave.
It's furry, uneven, and has a hole in the bottom.
And yet it still makes a fairly impressive hat!
All in all it was an adventure. Despite the hole I think it'll serve it's purpose (to hold toys) well enough. My next bowl will be knit on circular needles. I may even attempt to follow a pattern!