2.17.2011

Retail therapy...

... at wholesale prices... yarnie style!
FYI-- elann.com is hosting a great sale on Patons Classic Wool. At half the price you would find elsewhere, I just could not say "no"!
This has got to be my all time favourite go-to-yarn for basic knits-- toasty pullovers, fireside socks, hats and mitts. It is also the most reliable and readily accessible wool that I have found for felted projects.


I have been making little felted bowls out of it to hold "dry goods" as part of my pret-a-porter line and I have been running low on select colours.


Above you can see a litter of them drying and shaping on some bowls. I like the way the little contrast coloured center dot makes them full of whimsy.
I also love to watch the way people pick them up. They cradle them like little kittens or as if they were crafted from fragile porcelain. Hah! Us felters know how tough they are!
Soon, I'll have lots of new colours to play with!
I just love the way the shades look in my shopping cart... come hither pumpkin and wisteria!


And, since I had a teensy-weensy bit of room left in my cart, I tossed in a bag of this for me...


I see something Free People inspired for a cool summer evening made out of this. At less than 17 bucks for a bag of 10 balls... how could I resist?
Oh, and I tossed in 3 skeins of this...

You never know when you need something woolly in Malt Heather. And... at less than $5 for 200 grams? Pleeeeease!

I have been thinking of writing up the simple bowl pattern and making it available as a freebie. Let me know if you are interested. It just might put a match to my butt.... ;-)

14 comments:

Melaine said...

Consider yourself ignited. Those bowls are really cute.

Anonymous said...

I second that!

Reiko said...

yes, please post the bowl pattern. I have been looking for a go-to felted bowl pattern to make house-warming or hostess gifts.

susan said...

Yes please!

Anonymous said...

YES! YES! YES! A great hostess gift. I have tried bowls before and didn't success so I would love to have a sure-thing pattern from your talented hands.

Judevineeast said...

Oh please...what fun!!!

KimW said...

The bowls are adorable, and a great excuse to play with color! The pattern would be much appreciated.

Karen said...

I'd love to make a few little bowls. They are adorable. It would be so nice of you to post it for us!

Lana said...

YES! I would love to make these for gifts! I have Gifted and have made many of the heart milagros and two sets of mangas.

Susan said...

Yes, yes, yes! Free pattern please! Those bowls are so cute! And I love Elann.com-great prices on great yarn.

Debbie said...

Yes, please. The bowls are super cute. I can think of so many uses and people who would love them.

billicummings said...

I too would love your bowl patterns. I think they are wonderful ;)

Anonymous said...

Yes please!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog via your latest pattern~Amiga cardigan on the latest "knitty" magazine. I've always loved your "modern quilt wrap" pattern as well. I, too, would love to have the pattern for your felted bowls....I have so much wool yarn scraps~~what a wonderful way to use up the leftovers while creating a very usable gift!!!