A few years ago Nicky Epstein came out with a book about felting called Knitting Never Felt Better. (Cute title, no?)
I got a review copy of it in the mail the other day, with a notice that it will be coming out in paperback on April 3. Amazon appears to already have it in stock, however.
Anyhow, I had not seen it when it first came out in hardback, so took a look through it this week. What a great, creative book. Apart from having a number of patterns for felted projects, there are many knitted and felted swatches of different stitch patterns that are photographed before and after felting.
Cute baby booties project!
Stitch patterns with before and after felting pix!
And a lot of really creative ideas for things to do to your knitted fabric to create interesting felted textures.
Using different nuts to create different textures in your felted pieces = genius.
Any felting nuts out there? (Sorry about that pun.)
To be entered in a drawing to receive my copy of this hardcover book, please leave a comment to this post letting me know that you’d like the book. Puns about felting and nuts are optional.
Leave a comment by noon Eastern time on Tuesday March 20 (the Vernal Equinox). I’ll draw a winner and announce same in Tuesday’s blog post.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I am knitting along on Lintilla. See?
I don’t think I’m quite at the halfway point yet, but I’m getting there.
And here is a shockingly unflattering picture of Miss Lucy:
What you can’t see is that her water bowl is just around the corner and she’s having a drink.