The Narrator knows me so well. He ought to after all these years together! For my birthday, he picked up a JoAnns gift card so I could buy my own yarn, some small scissors to put in my knitting basket, and this great book. He knows me well enough to know that my hobbies are two-fold. The actual hobby itself, and collecting things regarding to the hobby (books, accessories, supplies, etc.) Lately, pattern and idea books have been my newest obsession, and since I have a whole new hobby – KNITTING!! I get to start collecting a whole new category of books.
This little booklet is filled with 13 felted projects (where you take a wool yarn, make the project and then felt it – basically shrink it tight in the washer with hot water). The projects are all for home decor and include both crocheting and knitting. There’s a wall organizer, various smaller organizers, chair pad, rugs, tea cozy, leaf table runner, accent pillows – and my FAVORITE – this cherry blossom wall art. For some reason, it had never crossed my mind to use knitting as wall art, but this piece is gorgeous! It will probably be the first piece I attempt out of this book. It will look perfect in our family room, which is currently art-less.
In addition to the patterns, the booklet also contains basic knitting and crocheting instructions, as well as felting instructions. Felted pieces are amazing. I can’t wait to try this method. Once a piece has been felted, the stitches are so tight together, that it looks like a thick piece of fabric.
Good job on the birthday present shopping, Narrator 🙂