It has taken me a few days to get these up, but I had another great course at the Gateway Fibreworks back on Saturday. This time we were focusing on a single type of felting, wet felting. I present, without comment, by Steampunk Felted Dragon Mittens
I wish I had a picture of the merino braid beforehand, but needless to say it had strong varegation. Although they are not my usual colors, I love the way they turned out. We used fuffy white alpaca for the inside, milled on-site.
As with the previous week, the instruction from Gail and Vikki was amazing, and materials beautiful. I wish they were closer to Parry Sound, the hour long drive to Gravenhurst is a bit tough to swing, especially because the Starbucks doesn't open in time to get caffeinated before the drive.
Since finishing those mitts on Saturday, I have finished two other projects.
On Tuesday, I finished Clapotis. While this pattern seemed to have spread with the virulence of an infectious disease through the knitting community, I remained immune to its charm until I discovered Dream in Color Starry. The plain, but attractive. pattern, plus an amazing material worked out to a beautiful product. I will be debuting it in a post sometime in the next few days.
Okay, maybe just a sneak-peek.
After finishing such a repetitive and lengthy pattern I was inspired to make something quick. Some Knit Picks Swish Bulky and a hat pattern were just the thing I needed. My Winter Leaves hat, using the Foliage Pattern out of Knitty, was finished less than 24 hours after starting. I quite love this hat already, and I am sad that the Squirrel Heather I used has been discontinued.
Either way, I have had a productive week, and it is only Thursday!