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.


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.


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!