Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Winter woollies

Since I felted some of my early machine knitting experiments, I've been seeing little purses....And now, it's not just my mind's eye that's doing the seeing. I made this one using the 90mm purse frame kit. The rose is simply rough-cut circles of felted knitting, stacked on top of each other and stitched by machine, with the fancy-schmantzy "hand-stitching" stitch. (...I know. I'm lazy like that).
In other news, the lovely Karen alerted me to a yarn stash that was being given away in her neighbourhood - she even picked it up for me and delivered it!!!
I was so overcome with excitement when I saw a brim-full box of yarn, I immediately started bagging up my favourite colours and loading up the (potential-moth-egg exterminating) freezer. I only thought to take a photo when I ran out of space in the freezer.

Well, actually, I thought of the camera BEFORE I ate the ice-cream to make space for more yarn in there. (Then I ate the ice cream and forgot about the camera again).
I'm just a little bit jumping-up-and-down excited at the prospect of knitting my way through this lot. I'm planning on expanding the knitting machine repertoire to include Shapes Other Than Rectangles.
I daresay there'll be more felted wool purses made along the way.

10 comments:

thepaisleytab said...

That is the cutest little coin purse. Nice work!

Jan said...

Great idea, wonderful result, Nikki!

Liam's Mummy said...

Cute purse. Awesome news about the free yarn :)

Karen said...

The purse is gorgeous Nikki and why hand sew when your machine gets that result?!
Your enthusiasm for the wool is thanks enough - can't believe it has to go in the freezer!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

you nutjob you! ;-P

Have fun with your new yarn.

Love the grey and red combo.

Cheers,
AJ

Adele - A Lass from Downunder said...

I missed seeing this little purse today ... the rose is very cute!

Fer said...

What a great score! (thamks for the de-moth-ing tip, makes perfect sense!)

The little purse is so sweet, I'm looking forward to the next one. ♥

Kirrily said...

Very cute purse. Freezers are also great for killing dust mites - just put teddies etc in there overnight.

Little Munchkins said...

How cute is that purse! I love those little purses.

Handmade said...

Lovely purse! How funny is your freezer! Did you hear that naphthalene has been banned? So, lucky you have the freezer!