Saturday, January 17, 2009

Poke, Poke ...

There's been some poking going on here today.

We went fabric shopping today at City Quilter (I needed to make pillow cases for the couch pillows) and Little Squid became entranced with the needle felting kits. So ... I bought him one. No, it was not a Squid.

It was ...

A Penguin!

Which, after Squidette saw how quickly it was made ...

was joined by a second penguin!


And ... a Squid! Of his own design.
I think I have an addict on my hands. He now wants to try his hand at a dolphin and an elephant. My fiber stash is in danger ...

Squidette, meanwhile, made some more progress on her quilt after acquiring an edging and backing fabric. She intends to finish it this weekend.

Me? I did some work while they were all at a violin recital rehearsal. These socks? I finished them a couple of days ago. The top one shows the true color. The bottom one shows just how badly I screwed up the pattern at one point.
They've been keeping my feet toasty warm all day but were made very large with the idea that I would full them in the washer and have extra warm socks for riding. I think that for now I will wear them as it and hand wash until they get accidentally felted by Maria. Meanwhile, another pair is in the works.

Yarn is home spun corriedale. 48 stitches around on size 2 lace-addi turbos. Which get really cold when you knit with them outdoors in 30 or so degree weather.

8 comments:

Dee said...

The penguins are adorable!!!

I can't imagine how cold those Addis felt. Your socks look nice and warm though.

Angi in Ohio said...

Your kids are so talented! Guess it's true about the apple not falling far from the tree :-)

Kristen said...

Cute needle felted critters! I hear it can be an addictive hobby. Not unlike knitting.

Elizabeth said...

The problem with raising fiber enthusiasts is they immediately start casting covetous eyes at Your Stash. Helping them acquire their own stash is the only solution, except that it leads to you casting covetous eyes at Their Stash, which leads to intergenerational squabbling on occasion.

Sarah said...

Awww...those penguins are so sweet! Love the NYC quilt too and and the socks. What great winter activities you are up to!

Penny said...

Oh dear. So far I've avoided the penguins, but PG was looking over my shoulder.. you know I still have some purple roving left. She wants a little sister. *sigh* ;)

I've not been to City Quilter yet... I should.

And I wish I had your freedom to pair fabrics together. My slowly growing fabric stash doesn't know what to do with itself.

Cookie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww...

You're all so talented and creative over there. I bet those socks will felt a bit as you wear them.

Susan said...

I've only needlefelted flat things, but after seeing these guys I just may have to try 3D. So cute! And of course, created by such fiber artists! Y'all are just too cool.