Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Blanket mania hits again...

This felted jumper thing has well and truly caught hold. I'm spending many minutes (!) scouring the charity shops looking for pure wool jumpers that I can boil up in the washer. And I'm having such fun. So what if we don't have any clean clothes to wear, my pile of shrunk woolly things is looking great!


Here's the latest creation, inspired yet again by the fabulous Betz White. A blanket. Hmm, now I don't have many blankets anymore since I sent the 4 Oliver's Blankets off to their new homes, so felt (no pun intended) that I needed another one. But I'm going to be very strong willed and send this one away as well - now get this everyone, this is my first Christmas Present made!



I know, I know, I hate the thought of sad people like this myself, but having promised myself never again to have another last minute panic buy in December, I will not get caught out this year. No way. This is the year of Organised Me. All presents will be made. Well, most of them will be. Well, one of them will be. This is it.

I'm really pleased with the way it's worked out - it was so quick and easy. Never mind that the edges are a bit wonky, I've got the bug now. I can see more felted blankets being made in the near future. Just need more jumpers. Off to Oxfam now....

10 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your blanket is gorgeous! I'm not surprised you want to make more - but I am surprised you are able to give it away!!!

Nessa said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!! I must find a way to get on your christmas list!! :)

I love the detail at the corners.

Working Mom Knits said...

Are you positive that the blankie is not a belated b-day giftie for a very special blogger?

Maxine said...

That is fantastic and what a great idea, I might have to go and investigate my local charity shops now!!

kerrie said...

oh oh oh - I love it. might see you thursday if you're around? x

kerrie said...

oh oh oh - I love it. might see you thursday if you're around? x

sussexyorkie said...

Fabulous, surely you'll need one for yourself!

Monkee Maker said...

Oh Michaela, that's fab .... is it MY Christmas pressie??

Now, that's the niceties over with .... go and wash your mouth out IMMEDIATELY!! And never dis the blonde pouty one again! I won't have it, I tell you.

Especially not from one who likes .... and I can hardly bear to type his name here .... Will .... Ferrell ..... ugh!

.... please may I still have the blanket though??

:)

ps. As a mini protest about what you wrote about the MAN GOD that is DC, I am now officially refusing to smash the bunny - despite your fabulous list of smashing ideas.

So there ....

Merry Mog said...

You need to write up a tutorial! Is there a special felting technique ~ have I missed something? And where do you get the energy!

Penny said...

The flowers are lovely.