Sunday, April 08, 2007
Nothing Says 'Easter' Like Shibori Felting
I knew we would have a pretty laid back Easter, with little on the agenda after enoying our new chocolate stash and making vegetarian eggs benedict (portobello mushrooms instead of Canadian bacon). I also wanted a 'quick' project after so many socks and the shawl (which I will show you soon). So I quickly (seriously, 4 hours) knit up this bag using double Brown Sheep worsted; I cast on 17 stitches, knit for about 12 inches, then picked up stitches all the way around and knit til I ran out of the sapphire blue.
(There's an article in the Winter 2006 Knitty so check there if you want to know more about shibori).
Anyway. On this piece I used bottle caps placed in a somewhat strategic way, although with felting who knows what will happen.