Tuesday, 17 April 2007
Last week was great fun - my sister went off to Rome with her hubby and I stayed at her's and got up to all sorts of mischief with my mum and two nephews. We went to the gem rock museum, an adventure farm park, the barbers(!), played Dungeons and Dragons for hours (I'm a halfling rogue if anyone is interested), watched lots of DVDs, Harry Potter and Night at the Museum were fab. But the best bit was making bowls. I'd been knitting each day so by Friday we had some strange hat things which we then dunked in hot soapy suds and really cold water and thunked about for hours. The younger nephew just loved it, so much so that I had to knit more so that we could do it again on Saturday! Well, we each now have at least one felted bowl, though I have to admit I have no idea what to put in mine! I've never done any felting (intentionally!) before so we got a bit better at it the second day, as we were much less gentle by then. It seems strange doing all the things you've been programmed into not doing to handknits, but great to see the material change to something else. Think I'm hooked!