i heart feltThursday, April 10, 2008
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing i heart felt, by Kathleen Taylor, published by The Taunton Press. I have had it for a while, and really felt as if I needed to set aside an hour or so to read it, in order to give it a fair review. I have felted one time. A bag whose measurements when knit were dead on, but when felted could not be achieved. I sure wish I would have had this book residing with all of my other knitting books. Kathleen's tips and techniques chapter is so helpful. There are "how to's" for felting cabled knits, fair isle, and intarsia. All of the patterns are easy to follow with explicit directions for finishing.
First of all, I of course was drawn to the bags. Cabled bags! I thought this one was so great.
How about this big bag out of Noro Iro. Can't you just see that holding your knitting project?
And for those autumn lovers, like me, how about felting these cute little pumpkins, gourds, and squash for your fall decorations.
Check out the fair isle peppermint stick Christmas stocking, measuring 5 inches wide and about 15 inches long.
You can bet if my daughter was a little younger, I would have made her a cute magic wand!