Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bowl Me Over

Okay, the first two were easy and quick, so I decided to knit another bowl. This time I used the Sedona bowl pattern from Carol Bristol. I really like her patterns, but I wish she would have noted her gauge and pre-felting measurements for each bowl on the patterns.

I just don't think I'm getting the gauge she did - I used less yarn and there is no way the finished width noted in the pattern (36" w) is correct. It has to be a circumference measurement. I know the easy thing would be to go up a needle size, but I didn't want to wait for a new circular needle.

I did make a few adjustments to the pattern. I added several rows and added an increase. I used Tahki Shannon in color 16. Most people that see the yarn think it is ugly. But for some reason I love it. It is actually the first yarn I ever bought from a real yarn store. I bought 10 skeins and used four for this bowl. I thinking the remaining six skeins will end up as some type of felted bag.

The bowl is now ready for felting; I'm just waiting for my new fabric shaver to come in the mail. I had one that quit working during my last felting project. The motor burnt out. I bought another one at Wally World, but it doesn't work very well at all. So I ordered one from a sewing supply company online. It should be here tomorrow. I'll post about it after I get a chance to try it out.

I had to stuff this bowl with a sweater to get it to stand up for a picture. The bowl is currently about 18 inches wide and 11 inches tall. I finished it off with an i-cord bindoff. Stay tuned to see how it turns out.


Anonymous said...

That's really cool - I like your yarn!


Terri said...

I think the yarn is gorgeous too. Can't wait to see how this bowl turns out. :o)

cpurl17 said...

I bet it's going to look great felted--do post a photo!

Mom said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. Looks like a great color to me.

Bezzie said...

I like that yarn, it doesn't look ugly at all. Reminds me of a sweater I once loved.

Can't wait to see how it turns out!