My current work in progress:

1. Woodfords, designed by Elizabeth Doherty, knit from Madelinetosh Merino Light in the "paper" colorway on U.S. size 3, 5, and 7 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Knitting Never Felt Better

A few years ago Nicky Epstein came out with a book about felting called Knitting Never Felt Better. (Cute title, no?)

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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!

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Stitch patterns with before and after felting pix!

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And a lot of really creative ideas for things to do to your knitted fabric to create interesting felted textures.

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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. icon wink Knitting Never Felt Better

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?

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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:

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What you can’t see is that her water bowl is just around the corner and she’s having a drink.

Comments

  1. Hi Wendy, I would love to win a copy of Knitting Never Felt Better. Hope all is well with you and yours. Happy Spring!

  2. Cathy Chesnut says:

    This book might get me to try felting.

  3. Christel says:

    Thanks for sharing with us! Would love to win!

  4. Thank you so much…Your blog is encouraging to me and inspiring as well. Have you made a circular shrug? I haven’t found a pattern that interests me. I do have a felted piece started, but I need help finishing it. It sounds like this book would just do the trick.

  5. Pick me! I would love that book.

  6. Wendy Carr says:

    4 friends (we call ourselves the Sweetie Pies) are on a felting vacation in Florida for Easter- nests, eggs, bunnies and chicks. We could use this book! We need the inspiration and experience of Nicky!

  7. Those felted booties would look so cute on my granddaughter!

  8. Laura from beautiful West Michigan says:

    Again, thanks for your generousity! Today we were just admiring a felted purse that came into our office. Knitters everywhere!

  9. Thank you for the info about this book and the chance of winning a copy. I bought a large quantity of yarn that is best suited to felting, mainly because it was available at a huge discount. Now I have to learn how to felt!!

  10. I would love Nicky Epstein’s book.

  11. I would like the book :) but I never win anything. Oh well, might asvwell try, yea? So pick me!

  12. I was just looking at that book and very pattern in the public library last week. I love it!

  13. I have never heard of “felting nuts” before!! I wonder if I am one of them!

  14. I’d love to win. I have just done a little felting, would love to learn more!

    (Goodstuff on Rav)

  15. Would love to win the book!

  16. I was going to tell you how I felt about felting, but instead I’ll just ask you to sign me up for the drawing… Thanks!

  17. I haven’t done much felting; but this book looks really interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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  18. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Felting is another technique I’ve “dabbled” in, only for small pieces — I don’t have a washer of my own, and it’s difficult to felt at the laundromat. However, Ms. Epstein is a frikkin genius in general, so heck yeah I’d like a copy!
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