I had some wool that was burning a hole in my stash (well, if money burns a hole in your pocket, so to speak, can't wool/yarn do the same in your stash??) and with the available colors, I had the strange idea to make a Christmas Felted Vessel.
It was an enjoyable, if odd, project. :-) Before felting:
And the other side:
The yarn is from KnitPicks, some discontinued bulky-weight wool that felted beautifully. The pattern is an original, straight out of my head. I'm sure you totally couldn't tell that, with all of its inherent funkiness.
And this has been done for a while, but I just blocked it this morning:
There's a detail of the edge. This is the Doily with Spiral from Nurhanne's site, with a correction to the edging. Looking at the pictured doily vs. the instructions, I think that rows 96-100 should be deleted or the text following ("to finish") makes no sense. Yes, it's large. I haven't actually measured yet, but I will in the morning after it's relaxed a bit. I think, just guessing, that it's close to 50" across.
The dark spots on my blocking sheet are where the doily/tablecloth was a little more wet. The blocking sheet, btw, I came up with last night. I used an old sheet, made two perpendicular bisecting lines, and tied a long piece of string to a pin. I put the pin in the intersection of the lines, and used the string like a compass with a permanent marker to make the circles. They're far from perfect, but they're certainly close enough for me! Now I just need to mark more radiating lines for 8-wedge and 6-wedge doilies so I don't have to do so much measuring between the points.
And the last thing I'm managed to finish has been Gillian's doll, although she needs clothes. I figure she's got on a bodysuit, but Gillian says she still needs panties. I was thinking I'd do a sweater first. LOL!
The pattern is from the book Knitted Toys by Fiona McTauge, the princess doll with a different style of hair. I'm also not going to make the clothes that go with it, but mine will just be unique.
And speaking of our princess Gillian, Saturday she lost her first tooth:
Here she is with her new backpack:
And no, Tracy, you weren't bugging me. ;-)