10 March 2013

A Noni Retreat ~ A post by Kelli

I work at Ana Cross~Stitch, a yarn and threads shop. We weekend at Camp Brotherhood every year about this time. The owner of the shop invites a different designer every year. This year was Nora Bellows or Noni as she's known in the knitting and felting world. She's a fabulous women, who beats to her own drum. She's a flower lover. We learned the anatomy of a flower and were soon knitting away. While she taught the class the Cherry Blossom pattern, I flipped through the book. In true "Kelli fashion" found something else to knit, in my own gauge,weight and size not like the pattern called for(did I say SHE beats to her own drum?). I knitted the Pom Pom Chrysanthemum, I had worsted weight yarn, the pattern called for bulky, I used a US5, the pattern called for US13, I was suppose to repeat 120 petals,I repeated around 60. I liked how the flower and purse turned out, I'm planning on making the purse an across the body bag, as soon as get a 27" purse chain hardware, which I believe her twin sister Laura, aka JUL sells. Flood, Harding and Noni, that's a good winter~

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  1. I don't usually like the look of felted items, but I really like this one! The texture is so nice and delicate.

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    1. Thank you. I do want to try a fingering weight in a fun 'hot' color. I think it would look cute on a jean jacket or coat~

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    1. thanks, I liked it better than I thought.

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    1. Thanks Andi, the felting projects is one of those that gets pushed down to the bottom of the list,so I'm glad I did this.

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  4. Very nice.. looks cute anxious to see it.

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    1. Thank you~ I can fit my phone, credit card or cash, a pack of gum and a 16 inch circular needle and that's about it...I'd have to buy the yarn on the outing.

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