I was out running errands, and remembered the email that my LYS was running 20% off on all yarn every Saturday in July, and I'd been thinking how much I wanted to make a small felted basket for my bedroom, but the colors I have would be awful with my blue and cream room. So I thought I'd go buy a couple of skeins, and an appropriate shade of Cascade 220, so I could make the felted basket in Mason-Dixon.
I fell in love with these colors, walked around the shop with the two skeins in hand, and went back and got the rest. Because this is a color I'd wear, I'd felt with, I'll do anything with, and probably very soon, because I'm craving color. I know it looks similar to the colors I used for the Argosy Wrap, and it's sorta similar, but this has more purple and green in it, though you can't tell in this picture, and the blue is darker, though, again, you can't tell in this picture.
And this is the combination I used for the basket. The pattern calls for Bulky Lamb's Pride, and I don't like felting with LP because it's too hairy for my taste, so I used the pattern in the book but with Kureyon combined with Cascade 220, on an 8mm needle.
And it made this:
DVD cases made the perfect blocking tool. However, I think the ones in the book have been majorly manipulated to get that crisp boxy corner, because fresh from the Kenmore ride these corners were no more defined than my slipped-stitch corners.
End result: eh. I am not that impressed, and I like my way better. Because I think that when it comes to felting, seamless is always better, and by picking up stitches all the way around, my basket has a smoother finish. Verdict: I'll make another one with these colors, but my way. And with the rest, I'm thinking a felted hat.
Big changes around the House of the Bossy Dogs, both the human inhabitants of the house have made screeching changes of direction and are heading off on different paths, or at least I think we are. The plans have to "gel" before I make them public.