By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Any giants out there need a pair of felted clogs?

Here was my attempt at making felted clogs. It took about a night or 2 to knit one clog. They are huge but are knitted with 2 strands of yarn at one time on 9mm round needles so knit up pretty fast. As I was finishing the second one I noticed that the Briggs and Little yarn I was using was not the Hertitage type that I normally use. It was Tuffy, and was only 80% Wool!! 20% Nylon. Now I was scared they wouldn't felt well, but since I'd already knit them I threw them in with my felted clutch. The felted clutch was completed felting after 2 agitation cycles... the clogs went through countless cycles for 4 hours! And then I put them in the dryer too because I was desparate. They are still not the proper size, were supposed to be ladies size 8. I want to try them again with 100% wool, but I'm a little nervous since this one didn't work, but it was probably the wool type. Lesson learned, that's for sure.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Felted Clutch

Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
Here are the results of felting the clutch bag. This yarn felted so easily, only 2 times through the agitation cycle on my maching (vs. about 15 for the Briggs and Little) Plus the colors are amazing. This was made with one ball of yarn plus extra for the latch and handle. The yarn used was wool bought from London-Wul farm but it originated from Japan.

Second bag before felting

Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
Here is my second felting project before it was felted.

First felted bag

Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
Here are the end results of my first felted bag. I used a pattern by Bernat but I used Briggs and Little yarn. It took a lot of washing to get it to felt nicely, it was worth waiting for though.

Bag to felt

Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
Here is the beginning of my first felting project.

Magic sock

Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
This is a fun sock I made about 3 years ago. I'm just getting around not to making it's matching mate. This yarn is awesome because it creates the pattern as you go, minus the grey of course which is a different ball of yarn.

Rag quilt

Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
Here is my first attempt at a Rag quilt. Since this one, I made another for Troy's mom. This one turned out much better because the second one was made with cheaper material and it didn't look as nice in the end. These quilts are fun and easy to make. Just sew together squares with a square in the middle (I used just plain white flannel). The cut the seams so it will fray in the washing machine. I washed and dried this before it looked like this.