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felted nuts

I haven't been knitting all that much lately. 

I know. I'm a little surprised, too. 

But the projects I had been working on were simply pissing me off and have been put in the time out closet. I have a sock project all bagged up and ready to go. I want to work on it, since I think it will be lovely but can't take the time to start it, since it looks like it will require the use of my brain. And by the end of the day, my brain is done.

What I have been doing is crochet. 

I know. I'm a little surprised, too.

But I'm not quite ready to show that in progress yet.  But I can show you what the Diva (and friends) and I (and friend) made on Sunday.


There was fiber involved.


And warm water.


And friction.

Eventually, we wound up with balls.


Which, with the Pie Goddess' matching skillz and my hot glue gun magic, grew into little acorns.


It's not knitting. But I still dig it.


ooh, those are sooo cute! We even happen to have a bag of wool remnants and a single previous experience with felting, so I might have to try this - some time after I grade 90 exams and 120 papers...

Fun! I like stuff like that.

I tried this once with my kids and our hands were so red and raw...but the balls were cute...I think there is a better way to do it than we did.

The acorns are adorable!

Did your little hands complain as much as mine did? :)

Very, very cool!

Those are so cute! What a great idea!

There was a lot of complaining hands. I think there has to be a better way - but I'm also not sure my kids are old enough for needle felting yet. Still, it was big fun and filled the afternoon nicely.

Those are so cute.
I love the time out for projects. It serves them right for not behaving.

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