Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Changing the Subject

I should, of course, be posting about the two Civil War hoods. They're done and photographed, yet I'm not posting about them today.

Instead, I'm showing off another FO, my first felted project: The Mardi Gras Muff.

Don't worry, I'm completely aware of how ridiculous this project is.

  • First, muffs are totally impractical. There's a reason they went out of style. Yes, they keep the hands warm, but carrying a muff means that you can't carry a purse or a camera or much of anything.
  • Second, it's a Mardi Gras Muff. Who knits that?
  • Third, damn, that's a lot of novelty yarn.
  • Fourth, it looks an awful lot like a Mardi Gras hairball.
  • Fifth, do you know how hard it is to get a reasonable photo of yourself holding a Mardi Gras muff?

Whatev. I don't care about any of it. You can bet I'll be styling this come January.

Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (1 skein) and Berroco Zap (3 skeins)

Pattern: Muff by Bev Galeskas from Felted Knits


Tempest ina Pot of Tea said...

Practical or not, it is a kind of genius project and no baby rabbits died to make it. Furthermore, if anyone deserves a marde gras muff it is you.

yoel said...

Holy mole that's quite a muff! If you sew in a pocket on the inside, you can carry stuff around.