Friday, November 26, 2010

Worth the Wait

Last September (as in September 2009), I got my needles busy and zipped through the “base layer” of the Felted Door Mitten from Two Old Bags. Then I felted it in the top-loader at the Lake and handed it over to our needlefelting teacher at the store.

Yes, I could have taken Peggy’s needlefelting class, but I have a rather strong belief that we all have different types of creativity. My various talents do not extend to drawing anything. Peggy’s most certainly do.

So a week or two ago, Peggy sent my finished Felted Door Mitten back to me. It’s perfect. No, it’s beyond perfect. Here, have a look:

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As soon as Wreath Season is over, this is how my front door will look for a few months.

Uh-huh. Seriously awesome.

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In addition to a seriously awesome hat and scarf, Mr. Snowman has a killer 3D nose. Here’s a side view

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How awesome is that? And no, I have no idea how Peggy did that.

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He has a great snowscape at the bottom of the mitten, and the tree is pretty cool too.

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Snowflake buttons and a redbird in the tree! Oh, and the tree even extends to the back of the mitten!

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How freakin’ cool is that? Again. There is absolutely no way I could have done anything half this cool on my own. Know what you are and know what you’re not. I could not have done this.

Peggy did an amazing job needlefelting this mitten. I’m sure I’ll enjoy having this on display for many, many years to come.

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Felted Door Mitten

Pattern: Felted Door Mitten by Two Old Bags/Katie Nagorney and Anne Swanson
Yarn: Cascade 220
Color: 9543/Midnight Blue
Quantity: 1.5 skeins/330 yards
Needles: US 10.5/6.5mm
Started: 4 September 2009
Knitting Finished: 7 September 2009
Embellishment Finished: November 2010

6 comments:

Zonda said...

Love it!! Great details on there.

Celtic Queen said...

This is the coolest! I love the cardinal!

Donna Lee said...

That is gorgeous. I am not good with the drawing either. I let those that can draw take over at that point. And there is something extra cool about collaborating with someone else finish a project.

SJ said...

This mitten is so adorable! I now suddenly have a strong urge to learn how to needle felt.

Anonymous said...

Is this pattern available anywhere?

DPUTiger said...

Hey, Anonymous, I would have emailed you (but you're anonymous, and therefore I can't.)

This was a printed pattern for the base mitten. Info is on my Ravelry project page, HERE:

http://ravel.me/DPUTiger/uqe4s

A friend freestyled the snowman. No pattern for that.