Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Creative Space - Knitted & Felted nest of bowls


My very clever friend Sam is not only a wonderfully kind, caring and compassionate woman but is also now my knitting teacher (that's her hands below showing me what to do).

You see I have sat back here in my land of Pippiwillow, needle felting, sewing with wool felt and more recently playing with and trying to befriend the sewing machine.

All the while watching, with ever greening eye all of you very clever knitters out there.

I have only ever attempted to knit a scarf and I needed my Mum to 'assist' me (which actually means to cast on, off and to sort out all of the dropped stitches-I love my Mum.)

I've always fancied the idea of being able to knit stuff, it seems relaxing, it's very transportable and I shouldn't really cause myself too many injuries with a knitting needle (as opposed to the dry felting needle-stabbing of my fingers type injury I normally sustain).

Sam has been knitting these.

After proudly coming over to play (chat) and to show me her almost completed project I decided I wanted in.

I wanted to learn too.

So, armed with a shopping list I went to the wool shop and purchased
1. The wrong sized double pointed 4 pack of knitting needles.
2. Not enough wool to complete the entire set.

However, I did remember to buy wool that is NOT for the washing machine - so that it would felt. (oh thank you other very clever friend who reminded me that the local school with the Steiner stream was having their school fete this past weekend - this is where I got to buy my wool from!)

Whilst I am away this week I have decided to try to finish my first of seven knitted bowls.

I will also try to start some of the other sewing projects that ought be done prior to the night before the big red fella comes down the chimney.....

Have a lovely week, & hop on over to Kirsty's to see who else has stuff to show and tell this week.
Cheers.

22 comments:

Kirsty said...

I LOVE the look of those knitted nesting bowls.

Gina said...

These are just glorious Peta! I want to join in too! ME TOO! But no, I will hold off any knitting until winter. I just love the idea of felted nested bowls though... so beautiful.

Tracey said...

so pretty, the colours scream gorgeous to me!

Pippi creates said...

Those knitted bowls look great! Can't wait to see your finished ones :)

Kate said...

I was admiring those bowls the other day. I want to make a set too. And how good are yours going to look in all those gorgeous colours.

Dragonfly said...

Good luck! Not that you need it - I'm sure yours will turn out beautifully! Happy knitting :-)

beck said...

Love the knitted bowls and good on you for giving them a go yourself. I am not a very accomplished knitter, or crocheter, so I really admire those who are. Have fun xo

Aussie-waffler said...

What a fabulous rainbow of knitted bowls. So clever.

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

How adorable!! enjoy knitting them :)

yardage girl said...

Good on you. I am not a knitter, and I so admire those who can. Have a lovely week! Glad to see you back in blogland! Nic xx

Karen said...

I can't wait to see these Peta, I too look on in awe at the knitters and crocheters but have not yet been tempted over.... to the dark side!

Sally said...

Love the idea of felted nest bowls... I can see why you'd want to learn!!! Brilliant!!!
I've just learnt to crochet - I wanted to learn for the portability factor too.

Melanie said...

The bowls look fantastic and lots of fun to make.

inkcaravan said...

What a gorgeous project to start on. I hope you enjoy every click.
~ Alisa

Nikki Cardigan said...

Good for you for taking on a new challenge. But maybe keep it quite as you don't want the sewign machine to hear you have a fancy new friend!

Tania said...

You know, I reckon the yarn and the sticks will always be my first love - if only for the portability factor. Now hose knitted bowls are tempting me away from a certain granny square commitment...

Treacle Beak said...

Just wanted to give you a laugh Peta, and tell you that it is possible to hurt yourself with knitting needles. When I was attempting my first jumper (at around 15 yrs old) with steel knitting needles and half a front completed, I left my project on a chair. Half an hour later, I returned and "fell" onto a knitting needle which went into my left cheek! Be careful of where you leave your knitting ... and good luck with your newest project.

Sandrine said...

The wool colours are great!Looking forward to see them all felted:)I had plan to make some bowls bypassing the needles but not sure if I will manage to do them yet...

Linda said...

what a fabulous idea they look fantastic I am not a knitter either (only scarves so maybe I could manage these too!!!

tea with lucy said...

They are some very cute bowls! I want in too!!

MiM said...

what gorgeous colours, good luck with the knitting. i cant knit to save myself! ;0)

Nikki said...

GO girl! I can't knit and I think you're a very brave girl for trying something new. I shall watch with interest!