Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Spherical Craziness

I made a larger version of Sharon Dreifuss' Dumpling Bag by casting on 8 stitches between the handle sections. It turned out a little too big. My ideal size is somewhere between the small size and this size. With the same needle and wool, I think I can do it if I want to. But I'm not sure I would actually carry this bag. I mainly wanted to make it for the sake of making it. I really enjoyed the embroidery on which I spent at least as much time as I did the knitting. At least one reader of this blog (I'm talking to you, Joy) should know that that the wool used for the embroidery was a handspun, hand-dyed wool purchased at Knitting Camp sometime in the late 80's. It has been hermetically sealed for a few decades. Note: overspun wool makes fantastic French knots.

The Squishy Balls are from Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty Toys. I used remnants of Cotton-Ease, which worked quite well.

There are about two more spheres I want to knit, although the Learn-Along is officially over, but they may have to wait as I have started a lace project that will probably consume me.

These will probably be left somewhere for The Toy Society.


joyknits said...

That's really pretty - wouldn't it make a good knitting bag? You know, it's been much too long since you've come to Knitting Camp!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I just love the squishy balls! My little girl is just now getting into toys and she loves the soft ones. I'll have to make her some.

Mette said...

Perhaps it is a bit funny but I keep fruit and vegetables like apples, lemons, onions in my felted "baskets" and I imagine it´s good for them!

KPiep said...

I absolutely adore embroidery on a handknit fabric. Seeing yours reminds me of that, and also is encouraging me to get out my own embroidery stuff.

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