I haven't knit much this week. Though after all that knitting last week I needed a bit of a break. By the way, I feel I should note that the only reason I've been able to knit so much in the past couple of weeks is because I am still on house arrest* until I deliver the baby in March. I've been passing the time knitting, thinking up designs and watching DVD's we got for Christmas (Gray's Anatomy season one, Scrubs season one, the Ali G Show, and the West Wing season 4).
This week, I've been experimenting with felting! See that in the photo above? It is 100% wool felt made by me with a little help from my new friend, a present I coerced my husband to get me for Christmas. I say my new friend, but really I'm thinking of dumping it! I don't think I'd ever use it for anything other than making big long pieces of super loose stockinette for felting because it is such a horrendous, pain in the a$$ to use!
Seriously, once I've felted everything I intend to from the stash, I'm totally putting it up on ebay. I mean it will probably make someone who finds hand-knitting tedious and who has the patience and committment to learn to use the thing properly very happy. But that person is not me. And I don't feel bad talking about a present I lovingly received like that because, like I said, I totally made my husband do it! Shame on me!
So what am I going to make with all this felt? Well, I've got a few ideas up my sleeve...
*aka Doctor's orders to rest, avoid stress, exertion, and to stay off my feet as much as I can until the baby arrives - hopefully as close to March 19th as possible!