What can I say about this? It was to be a potholder for my friend’s birthday. She gave me such great encouragement over the felted bag swatch shown earlier that I wanted to say thanks. With felt. Heartfelt thanks in fact.
She's a fabulous crafter and makes the most sublime rolled felt (i.e. wet felt) things. Just. Fabulous.
There's no joy compared to giving someone you love something you made yourself, that you know they will really appreciate. (And don't TALK to me about knitting for your children. Little Monkey would break your heart! Mind you, she's very considerate - perhaps with an eye to her disinheritance. 'Yes I like it Mummy, I just don't want to wear it!')
Knit for other knitters I say - or in this case, felt for other felters*.
Well, it IS a potholder, but it turned out a bit bigger than planned, and then I got a little carried away with the embellishments so now my friend says she’s not lettin’ her lasagne dish anywhere near it.
So let’s call it a Fish Felt Thing and leave it at that.
That yellow thing in the corner was going to be a a flower, but Little Monkey said it was obviously the sun.
She's probably right.
* Oops. Sounds vaguely obscene, sorry!