Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Felted Irish Tea Cozy

As promised, I'm posting an actual project, completed and everything! I found out about a week and a half ago that our new local tea shop was having a cozy contest. I couldn't resist entering, despite the time constraint. This cozy is made much like my felted hats: The body is knit and then machine felted, and the embellishments are needle felted later. I've never done three-dimensional embellishments before and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome. I may do a similar design for the hats I create this winter (If I have the time, that is).

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Am I crazy? Despite 2 full-time jobs (mom and librarian), and hence, not a lot of down time, I've decided to resurrect this blog. My main reason: I've joined Ravelry, the new online knitting and crochet community. It is really truly the coolest thing, but being part of this great endeavor does make me feel compelled to get my act together, blog-wise, and start posting at least every now and then. I am also busy with our family blog, Planet Silas. This blog does include many images of my hand knits, at least those that I've made for the wee one. Feel free to visit Planet Silas and have a look around. I promise to post a project or two to this blog before the week is done. To see some images right away, go to my Flickr page.