Monday, March 26, 2007

Woo Hoo I Am Knitting Up A Storm At Knit Or Knot Technique Classes!

Us Gals have been really busy over at
Knit or Knot ( ).

I have just finished the Moebius II class. In this class I made a felted basket with the Moebius twist on the handle. Then we got started on a Tri-fold basket that we get to felt at home.

Winding the skeins

Our drying baskets in the class.
The two outside baskets are made of Manos Del Euroguay
The middle basket is made of Soy
The Tri-fold trim, I believe is Ella Rae in double strand.
Felting yarns are all available at Knit or Knot ( )
The circular needles used for these are the Addy Turbos 47inches/120cm in 8mm.
Margaret designed a little bag for felting too.
These bags are great for using your ball ends from the pure fibres for felting.

On the right is my first basket. On the left is my Tri-fold one.
It kinda looks like a big "Rasta" hat!
I put a mug beside them to give you an idea of their size.

I washed my Tri-fold basket 4 times in hot hot water with powdered detergent and powdered washing soda because of their gritty nature.
Now it is the size I want.
So I have stuffed it with a balloon to dry.

When I turn my little purple Moebius handled basket upside-down, it looks like a helmet!
I am using all my ball ends to make a Palm2 Palm pilot holder for Carl, that I have designed myself. It too will be felted.
I took this nifty video at Knit or Knot on Saturday. This is a sample of shadow knitting technique! Cool ,Huh!?


Evey said...

I have been wanting to learn to knit for years but have never gotten around to it. One of these days I will.

Teena said...

Very cool! I haven't been in the mood to knit since I finished my afghan in January.

Lynn said...

Knitting is really IN now. You are going to see a number of folks aged 18 to 50 knitting this year. In most cases they had to learn on their own, or go to classes. Unfortunately, in alot of the NOW generation, their parents did not learn how to knit, and a real large gap has been created in the passing-down of skills and crafts. The NOW generation feels the loss of crafting and creativity. They are not so much into instant gratification, and wish to pass down creative skills, and family rituals. To go with their sense of responsibility to Earth and Man.

TaraMetBlog said...

fancy, i only learned how to knit and pearl a scarf--a very uneven one at that ;)