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« on: December 04, 2006 05:22:53 AM »

I knitted and felted a snowman ornament.  I wasn't sure if the white yarn would felt or not- but, I was happy to see that it did.  Cheesy

I just made it up- I don't know if you can tell or not- but, I sewed some small red glass seed beads on the hat brim for decoration.  I didn't have any small holly leaves or anything- but, it looked so plain without something on the hat. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006 05:34:01 AM »

Really cute! I love his little mouth  Cheesy
What white wool did you use? I havnt had much success in the past with felting white.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006 05:43:31 AM »

I had always heard that white yarn wouldn't felt well- so, I was SO happy!  I also made a full body snowman as a larger ornament first- but, it had a couple of 'holes' in it that didn't felt closed- so, I'll have to put it back through the wash cycle again and hope it works out.

The label says:  S-U-N  Dendy Wool 100% wool made in England.  It's fairly thin yarn-- thinner than your basic acrylic yarn would be.  It's an import to Korea- I live in Korea- but, I'm an American.

I used a larger knitting needle than the yarn would require- so, the fibers would be able to grab ahold of each other... however, for my next one- I do think that I'll use one size smaller needle-- so, the yarn can hopefully felt together better?

Thanks so much!  Cheesy   His little mouth is sewn with some black seed beads too- Nose is a little too big- but, you know how felting is- you can't really control all of it anyway. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2006 07:00:30 AM »

Tha is the cutest felted ornament I've seen. I like the big carrot nose - snowpeople just like us humans can't all have perfect little perky noses  Wink

Any possiblitiy you might jot notes on the next one and write up a pattern of sorts - I'd pay for one.

As an aside - what takes you to Korea? I was stationed in Yongsan (Military post in Seoul) for a couple of years. Everyone told me it would be horrible but my daughter and I enjoyed it. So much culture to experience.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006 01:09:27 PM »

Thanks- I will try to make another one this weekend and write down how I did it- this one I was mostly just trying to get the felting to work!  Cheesy   Sometimes, when I make one of something- I give it away w/ all intents of making another one- but, I somehow don't and forget how I did something- but, I will work on another one this weekend- because I want one!  Cheesy

If I hadn't already mailed everyone's Christmas presents off-(except for this one) I would have made one to include in all of my packages!   

Elijor- that's exactly why I'm living in Seoul, Korea.  Did you ever go to the fabric building in Tondaemung?  (now called Dongdaemun) the basement if full of yarn- but, you have to buy entire packages- not individual skeins.. I had some green yarn (of the same company) and knit up some Christmas trees- experimented with felting and it worked so I went back and purchased the white yarn this weekend and experimented with it for the snowman.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006 02:39:11 PM »

Your snowman is adorable! I'm impressed with how well the dimensions came out after felting.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2006 11:50:57 PM »

Yes, I was totally amazed that the hat fit the head.. after it was all felted.. since, I was just knitting until I thought everything was big enough-- It's nice when 'experiments' work out. 

After the hat was felted, I was also wishing that I had my old BARBIE doll (she's in storage) to see if the hat would fit her.. Cheesy

I would have loved to have had a real knit or crocheted hat for my barbie doll when I was a kid.  BUT, no one around me crocheted or knitted.   Darn it!
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007 05:19:54 AM »

that snowman is so cute!!! I love that!
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007 05:28:21 AM »

That's so sweet!! My mom is obsessed with snowmen and she'd love this!
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007 07:20:48 AM »

I am so glad that you posted on this message.. I never did make myself one of these and now that I'm re-reminded about it- I'll try to figure out what I did to make the snowman.  If I do, in a couple of weeks- I'll post a pattern. 

I need to start writing things down as I do them- so, I can make something again!  AND, maybe not give the only ONE THAT I have away? 

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