I’ve been rocking through yarn and needles as of late, and have been very nearly too busy to blog properly. I’m also working on a top secret project, and can’t take pictures of it lest it find its way onto the internet.
That said, I have explored new territory in the world of textiles.
I have breached the barricades of needle felting. And after a few hours on a lovely Tuesday afternoon, I was left with a sweet little penguin friend.
I think she’s just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m also amazed at how simple it was to make her. After all, this was the first needle felting project that I’ve ever attempted, and I was alone when I started it. I’m amazed and impressed – and I’m also trying to think of some practical applications.
The best wool for needle felting is minimally processed and has this delightfully sheepy smell. The smell attracts cats like a magnet. That is why I’m glad this little penguin is going to live at Ariadne Knits, away from my little kitten friends. It was nearly impossible to take a good shot of this penguin without a cat face in the picture.
I’m one of those picky knitters that will cut out sections of yarn if a ply has been severed and rejoin for knitting. I’ve had to do that a couple of times. I understand that other knitters may not care about things like that, but I just can’t imagine missing a ply not affecting the finished garment. Having had to do this process six times and only having 6.5 inches knit, I’m a tad wary of picking up this project. Hopefully, the next few balls will work out better.
In other news, my partner has finished his first knitting project!
Doesn’t it look marvelous? I’m very proud of him and his sticktoitiveness.