Aaaahhh, dear Readers,
This post is about the results of my largish orangey experiment I mentioned previously. After getting reacquainted with the fabulousness of knitting then felting, I wondered if I could make a really solid (ie. inflexible) vessel, using Cleckheaton’s ‘California’ 8 ply yarn, which I could then fit a lid to.
Summary: (so you don’t have to suffer my blatherings below) – I have to do it again.
Below are, however, some of the learnings the experiment did provide:
1. All the thinking, hoping and intense pummeling, shocking and smacking of knitted object – will not necessarily provide the result you were after (she types with abraded knuckles and sore shoulders).
2. I really am amazed at how much this yarn felts up – it’s fantastic!
3. Now I’ve used up nearly all my feltable yarn for said experiment, the tyranny of distance is working against me for restocking at next available yarn supplier (700+ km away).
Yes, when I restock supplies I’ll have to give the whole thing another go – taking these learnings (and a few others) into consideration for a more positive outcome (she types with crossed fingers!).
Until then it’s relegated to the back burner .. like so many other failed project attempts – damn it! But the mantra for lots of we experimental crafters is “you’ll never ever know – if you don’t give it a go”. True for so many things in life.
Anyhow, hoping your craftily doings are working out better-er than mine.
With warm regards,