Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A Few Things To Share

There has been a wonderful response to the Preemie Project Contest! I think you are going to be surprised to hear how many hats, booties and blanket squares have been donated. The number has really jumped since the last post. Check back on Thursday for the totals and winners. It will probably be later in the afternoon of that day before I post anything.

The last several days have been busy with celebrations. On Thursday Matt turned 18 and on Friday evening he graduated from high school. There is so much I could say about Matt and his acheivements, but I'll just simply say that I'm very proud of him! Robyn and James were able to be here from Arkansas. It was great to have the whole family together again. We had a wonderful but short visit. On Saturday morning we left the house at 4:00 a.m. to drive to Lafayette, Louisiana for my nephew's high school graduation which started at 9:00 a.m. We made it in time. Stayed after the graduation for a nice lunch and then returned home again the same day. Needless to say, we were all a little tired.

Things are slowing down now. Robyn and James left yesterday. We are catching up on our sleep. Knitting has resumed. I think I went almost a week without knitting a stitch--highly unusual. Enough so that John even commented on it. What I needed to get back into the swing of things was an instant gratification project, so yesterday I made the felted bowl from the book Oneskein which I have on loan from a friend. I used the unspun wool yarn (White Buffalo) that I bought on my spring break trip to Salt Lake City. I love the results.

BEFORE:
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AFTER:
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UP CLOSE:
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This yarn felted so nicely, that I want to pick up some more on my next trip to Salt Lake City...just around the corner.

10 comments:

  1. What a great bowl! And a creative way to add fiber (the sheepy variety that is) into other parts of your life.

    Congrats to Matt! I'm sure you guys are beaming with pride.

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  2. looking good! I was born and raised in Lafayette... what highschoold did he attend? lafayette or acadiana? glad y'all had a safe trip...

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  3. Congratulations to Matt and to you and your husband!

    The bowl looks fabulous. I love the color and the way that particular yarn felted. I may have to look for some for the box that my needles want to make. What can I say I am controlled by the needles what they want they get.

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  4. Marcia11:59 PM

    very cute bowl.

    Big congratulations to your son!

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  5. I love your bowl. This is one of the things I have been wanting to do. I have acquired a pattern for a felted vase that is also cute. I'll give copies to John for you. Isn't that a great book? No hurry getting it back. If there are patterns you want rather than buying the whole book, mark them and we'll get you copies.

    Linda

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  6. Love the bowl! I've seen some on other blogs made from that pattern, but they all looked a little wobbly. The rim of yours actually looks round! ;->

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  7. Your bowl is FANTASTIC!! I love it : D

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  8. Congratulations to you son!

    Add me to the "love your bowl" list!

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  9. Lovely bowl!! I think I have a cake of that yarn floating around here somewheres. I'd been using it for needle felting.

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  10. Wow - I really love your felted bowl!! It's one of the absolutely nicest most professional looking felted "objects" that I've ever seen!! Do you think it's the yarn being unspun that makes it sooooo super smooth?

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~Tracy