Thing-a-Week: bonus round

I know I said I was done and was going to be lazy for a while then do some longer-term projects, but inspiration struck and I did a Thing-like thing this week anyway. And it was too cute not to share. So, I give you Mr. LumpyBear, the tiny felted bear.

Mr. LumpyBear is needle felted using some of my dyed Romney wool, and sits at about 2.5 inches tall and less than a fifth of an ounce (5 grams). He’s a little lopsided, but how could you not love that face?

Tiny Bear

Say it with me: “Dawwwwwwwwwww.”

Thing-a-Week #19

Right. So, remember the tiny knitting I did last week? This is why I did it:

Thing a Week #19: Tiny Sheep

Yes, it’s a wee sheep. I made this for Ewenique because, well, she requested one! The sheep is made entirely of the Romney wool I processed last year, and I added the tiny knitting project from last week. She stands (er, sits) at about 3 inches tall. It was fun to make, if a bit fiddly because it’s so small. And I only bled once from stabbing myself with the felting needle this time! Go, me!

Thing a Week #19: Tiny Sheep

Thing-a-Week #8

I decided to return to felting this week, and made a sweet little snake. Don’t worry, he’s harmless.

Thing a Week #8: Snake

This was needle felted around a pipe cleaner with some of my dyed Romney wool.

Thing-a-Week #1

Thing-a-Week is a challenge in which one produces one thing each week for a year: song, video, story, crafted item, whatever. Lots of people on the internet are doing it, and I’ve decided to follow suit.

I’ll be doing mine in the realm of fiber (knitting, spinning, felting, etc.), so every Sunday I’ll be posting some fibery thing I made that week. Could be big, could be small. Could be good, could be atrocious. Could be a part of a larger item, or a final piece. The only rule is that I have to start and finish it in that week. I have some doubts that I’ll make it a whole year, but I’m willing to give it a shot!

For my first Thing-a-Week, I present a needle-felted flower. I made this with some of my carded dyed Romney fleece.

Thing a Week #1: Flower


I got distracted again. I started yet another project (that isn’t my sea lettuce scarf) that I’m using a number of stitch markers on. I have a little pouch I carry them in, but as I was using them, they just kind of got dumped out and scattered around. So, I thought to myself, I need something to put these in while I’m working with them. A knitted, felted bowl would be nice.
Naturally, I couldn’t just make one, because then it’d be lonely. Two is nice, but hardly worth throwing in the washer to felt. Three is just right.
Three felted bowls, all the smallest size from the nested bowls pattern in Quick to Felt Gifts by Carol Bristol Designs. I had a bunch of half-skeins of Noro Kureyon lying around, so I used some of those. I held a strand of Kureyon with a strand of Brown Sheep Nature Spun worsted to knit the bowl, then threw all three into a pillowcase and felted them in the washer. It turns out that Genisoy Protein Shake canisters are the perfect size to block them with.

The green one felted the most and got the smallest, even though all were done at the same time with same kind of yarn. Go fig.