Thursday, August 6, 2009

Knitting and Felting

Recently, I visited the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Festival and purchased a lot of beautiful yarn and I've been knitting some really great scarves. In the process of knitting scarves I have been expanding my skill set. This scarf on the left is knit in "short rows" so that it forms a "fan" which makes it swirl. This is a mohair type yarn and I attached sequins before I began to knit. I think this is one of those one doesn't do every day because knitting in the sequins is time consuming. But it will drape around the neck and be really pretty when it is done.
The picture on the right is a set of table mats I made. These are really pretty on a table. But, each one takes about 1.75 to 2 hours to make. I have them for sale on etsy and at the shop for $80 for the set.
I am looking forward to September's wool shows -- Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg and the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.

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