Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Knitting Project.

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!


  1. That is way better than my first knitting project- a sock (that's right, singular) that was too big for my man!
    Very cool! I think you're gonna like working on a circular - way easier and faster! :)

  2. It turned out cute (although I also realy liked it as a big bohemian hat on you toddler:) I would have never thought of making a bowl like that, it sounds so simple I may have to give it a try!

  3. How wonderful! Thank you for posting on Creative Friday:)
    Take care

  4. I love knitting or crocheting (easier for the rounds) a bowl and then chucking it into the machine.....they are wonderful for storage. Well done for giving it a go and like you said 'great bowl for toys' although I did like it on your toddler :-)