Look, look, look! I’m so proud of my little self.
Remember I knitted this last year?
Well the original green bowl was swiped by the Minx as a hat (though I may swipe it back again as she never wears it) so I knitted up a white one instead. And yesterday I finally plucked up the courage to have a go at felting it by hand.
Following instructions in the Alterknits – Felt book I put about three inches of very hot water in the sink, pulled on my washgloves, added a teensy bit of Woolite and then rubbed and scrunched the bowl together with a very old clean facecloth for friction. And it took me about an hour. Never, NEVER, again. I literally have a blister on one of my fingers.
But it does look good. I’ve got a couple more bowls lined up all ready to go and have decided to treat myself to one of these little babies, which is essentially a motorised washing bucket, which comes highly recommended by experienced felters. They’re currently doing a great deal on Amazon and there are also some good deals on Ebay.
I’ll let you know how I get on with the next couple of bowls.