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stepitote
« on: December 28, 2004 07:04:57 AM »

These were among my Christmas knitting projects. The red and gray ones I made using a pattern from Felted Knits. For the blue & green ones I just kind of winged it. The swirls are needle felted (and some just stitched with yarn on the gray & yellow ones).

I have a few friends who recently bought houses, so these were good "homey" gifts. Plus they were really quick to make with not a lot of yarn.

For storage, I mod podged some plain cardboard boxes from Jo-Ann with the printed papers you can get in the scrap booking aisle.





Pictures might be a bit clearer (though also larger and likely slower to load) here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/indigo1874/knitting/gray-yellow-orig.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/indigo1874/knitting/red-orig.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004 07:21:52 AM »

Very nice!  What a great idea!  Maybe THIS will be the year I start on Christmas presents early...  maybe not...   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004 07:23:47 AM »

those are AWESOME.  You say you got the pattern from Felted Knits? Maybe I should check it out....
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2004 07:44:50 AM »

wow they are lovely, i especially like the swirly ones
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004 10:51:13 AM »

Those are ace Cheesy  I'd love to needle felt, but unfortunately Uk shops don't stretch that far too often Sad  Fantastic work!

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2004 11:48:40 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments.  Smiley  It was a simple and easy project, but I'm happy with how they turned out.

You say you got the pattern from Felted Knits? Maybe I should check it out....

Yep, there's a pattern in there for coasters, which can also be sized for a trivet instead. If you haven't checked out the book yet, take a look (at least at a book store or library, if you don't want to buy it). Some of the patterns are simple enough to figure out on your own, but they provide a good starting point for ideas and customizations. What's even more valuable, though, I thought, was all the detailed information on felting (how to do it, which yarns to use and not to use, etc.). A lot of that info has been covered here in various threads, but the book provides it all in one place.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2004 12:36:22 PM »

wow, these are great! For some reason I am on this hu-u-u-ge felt kick. I will have to make some of these for my sis, who just bought a new coffee table and her husband is so obsessed with the finish  o_O
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