Saturday, December 11, 2010

One thing at a time Sweet Jesus

Every one knows I have enough felted wool to cover the entire exterior of my house.  There's so much of it, it's not even stored at home, because there's no space. 
And what good is that?  Absolutely no good. 
I don't make anything out of it because I'd have to go some place else, dig through storage containers, and then when I dug out what I wanted, I'd have to put it all back so it's neat and space-saving.  How's that for dumping a bucket of ice cold water on your creativity?

I went to Sharon Englunds house to felt her wool for her (touching wet slimy wool gives her the heebie-geebies) and one creamy sweater over felted.  It's so dense you can't see daylight through it.  That won't work for the projects she's making, so she gave it to me.

Great.  Another felted wool sweater...I need that like I need another over-due bill in the mail.  Right?

Of course, I take it.

So what do I do?  I actually make something of it, aaaaaaand I finish it!  Can you believe it?  I can't!

Just sitting there looking at the sweater I thought the hem on the sweater would make a really great hem on mittens.  After figuring out a badly-planned pattern tracing around my hand I really got into it!  I needle-felted the green lines on the tops of the mittens.
I knew I wanted some leather for the palm, because wool is really slippery to hang on to anything.  But all my leather is at the wool storage...

So I do end up digging through my leather...but only one container...they're so crammed with leather that they are dern heavy.  I didn't want to lift the other container so I decided to make do with what was in the top container.  And I did dig through the top box of felted wool and brought home another sweater, but we'll see if I actually get to that one.

So it's evident that I might get something made from the wool if I only have a limited amount infront of me...too much of it overwhelms me.

But I did make something, and it's all Sharons fault.

Thank you Sharon!


  1. Update:
    Tried mittens out last night while shoveling in blizzard weather and they were TOO good!
    My fingers were sweaty! That blizzard wind wasn't even going through the wool!

  2. Wow!!!
    They are peee-you-tea-ful!
    Nice going Debra.
    Maybe we should have a day long workshop at my cave - sewing machines et al. I've got a couple. Get that gol dern stuff made up!