and F is for Felting Fun. (Yes, there's a great deal of abc singing going on at my house these days! - I've regressed to the toddler/preschooler stage.)
Two more climbing bags are finished, and another one is nearly ready to felt. Each time I think I won't felt them till I have several to felt at once (conserve hot water, energy).....but I just can't stand the wait! It's so much fun to see the end result, and the entire process seems magical to me. LOL - yeah, I know. It doesn't take much, does it?? Pattern on Ravelry.
Part of my wonder is that for so many years I avoided felting as I thought it impossible to do in a front loading washing machine (not true) and I wanted to avoid the mess and shedding that it produces. Well, Cascade 220 does not make any mess! I mentioned this at my LYS, and the proprietor of the shop confirmed my suspicion. Cascade 220 really doesn't shed!
Pattern on Ravlery.
The blue/green one is for Melissa. She's doing a great job learning her new spinning techniques, and I thought perhaps she'd like a little bag to hang on her wheel. (Not sure if her wheel has a name, but it is a tradition you know.)
We had two more gals from our TNKG buy wheels last week. Its so much fun watching people learn new skills - one which can potentially last a lifetime and give them many MANY hours of pleasure. Fun!
Oh, and speaking of our TNKG....the newest KAL is a shawl - pattern of our own picking. I was initially going to opt out of this KAL (after participation in the last one I thought I deserved a break) but ran across this fun little mindless shawl pattern. It's a great way of using up scraps, which is exactly what I am doing. I actually like it!