It’s been a slow relaxing last few days, early nights after work and a do nothing in particular weekend. The do nothing in particular part came more from a feeling of 'eh' (that is, total indecision) I felt like crocheting, but wasn't keen on the conformity of a pattern. So, I picked up an old pure wool scarf -which I must say, was particularly difficult to unravel, and began to randomly crochet. -The larger of the two bowls is what resulted, and I am pretty happy with the results. -I just used alternating rows of double crochet and single crochet, increasing and decreasing depending on how the bowl was shaping.
Once felted, it is still pretty floppy - it holds its shape once blocked, but has no real rigidity. So I did a take two with the smaller red bowl -designed specifically to house my keeper, in earthy tones and reds. This one I used single crochet for most of it and it is much more rigid than the larger bowl, .. But still not quite ‘there’.
Even so, I am especially happy with the way they've felted (my rainbow slippers here, being an epic fail –I think they’d been through the wash too many times prior and had lost a lot of their inner fluff) I started them off by hand and then chucked them in the wash with a load of towels. I think next time though; I will use a double strand of wool for extra, extra rigidity.
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