You may recall from my last post , I have been on a bit of a tear lately. My mood is a bit suspect and so when I look around at the usual mess of life it sometimes makes me want to scream. Time to weed out all the bits and pieces that are unnecessary. Sometimes I think I want to get rid of all my itsy, bitsy crafty odds and ends and start with a clean slate. I would probably just start to make and collect again but the idea is tempting.
One thing I have made over the past few years that helps me sort out some of this "mess" and corral all the odds and ends are felted bowls. I like them because they are a project but also because they are nice and soft and you can put in special jewelry or lay them on top of a more precious surface and not worry. I began making the bowls based on a pattern from Leigh Radford's book One Skein. Love that book and these bowls knit up easily. Although, I must admit at first, before I gave them a hot wash, I was worried that they would be too flimsy but they do wash up quite firmly, especially the smaller bowls. I started making up my own sizes, once I got onto how it all worked.
Although I can store all sorts of things in these bowls I think my favourite is my collection of felted balls both store bought, homemade and knitted. You have probably seen the bowl pop up in shots and I always find it a source of inspiration.
Well one crafted project is complete and stored away.
My felted bowl runneth over with felted goodness. Now... where are my scissors...