this pillow was going to be a purse. i think there are a lot of knitters who, when initially beginning the great knitting journey, fall under the spell of the felted bag. i know that back in the early days i made several, and that there are still a few random, unfinished ones hiding in my basket of arbitrary unfinished craft projects.
this purse/pillow is something that i knit over 5 yrs ago, and it's just been sitting around ever since, destined to never be a purse. the blue stripes are some of my early attempts at hand dyeing and spinning. last week, i seamed the thing, fulled (felted) it, stuffed it, and seamed the top shut. almost instant gratification! now i want to pillow-ify all the felted bags of yesteryear.
the blanket is your basic log cabin, as inspired by mason dixon knitting, using scraps of bulky weight handspun. this sucker is WARM. apparently there will be winter again this year in maine, so it will undoubtedly come in handy. (raveled.)
edited to add: after my last post on spinning corners, i thought it would be fun to start a flickr group devoted to the places where fiber art + craft happens. i'd love for you to join in!