A watched pot never boils...

... but you MUST watch the dryer when felting your knitting on purpose!

Pattern: Lipstick and Change by Nora J. Bellows Yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool Worsted (in Lime Green) Yardage (for the Pre-Process Stashdown 2013): 93 yards Click the photo to link to my Ravelry project notes

Pattern: Lipstick and Change by Nora J. Bellows
Yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool Worsted (in Lime Green)
Yardage (for the Pre-Process Stashdown 2013): 93 yards
Click the photo to link to my Ravelry project notes

Just a quick post since I've got tons on the go today, but I did mean to show this off yesterday and completely forgot! (Why yes, I was totally absorbed in my knitting, why do you ask?)

Some quick facts about this fun project:

  • It's fast. I completed the whole thing in 9 days. But I'm a pokey knitter and have a 5-year-old. You could probably do it way faster than that, like in a weekend.
  • Everything you need comes in kit (except the lock and key charm, which can be purchased separately).
  • There's enough yarn in the kit to make two purses (if you felt inclined and also bought additional hardware).
  • The instructions are very clear - I also really appreciated the inclusion of alternative felting instructions (using your dryer) for if you have a front-load washing machine.
  • I have a really, REALLY hot dryer. I think I burnt the palms of my hands a couple of times checking to see if the little sucker had shrunk in size at all.
  • There's a really terrific step-by-step tutorial (with photos!) on the designer's blog to walk you through the finishing.
  • Felting could be addictive. I now have the pattern and hardware for another project by the same designer. Still debating colour choices on yarn.

I'm at home today waiting for a delivery so it's the perfect opportunity to get some work done, and some knitting!