Friday, May 29, 2009

Bowled Over



I didn't do much knitting the past month. I have been in a knitting slump. After ripping out my last scarf I felt burned out. Frogging back 400 stitches per row will do that to a person. I set my scarf aside and kind of gave up for a while. I knew I needed to find something small to work on that was totally different and new. Knitted and felted bowls. There is something so unique about a handmade bowl. It defies all logic.



The pattern is pretty simple yet so creative. I got it from the book One Skein by Leigh Radford.
The fun thing about these projects is how you can use them. They look so darn cute with a few eggs inside.




I think a felted bowl full of buttons is so sweet!




How about a bowl filled with sewing notions. It just fits.




Or how about adding an adorable knitted strawberry to a handmade bowl?




I love this itty bitty pattern. You can find it here. These bowls would make a great gift filled with the recipients favorite things like chocolate perhaps. The best thing for me was I got my groove back! Yippee!





Thank you for stopping by. I have a ton of stuff to share over then next few weeks. I have been working on all kinds of things. Everything from knitting to quilting and gardening. I leave you with this final shot of my first small harvest from the garden. Mmmm, fresh radishes!

Psalms{128:2} For you will eat the labor of your hands.
You will be happy, and it will be well with you.

16 comments:

Mim said...

Barb, those bowls are too cute and I love that little bitty strawberry. Mmmmm, radishes.

Quiltersal said...

Welcome back, Barb! I've missed you! I have that book....might need to break it out and get a couple of fast knits out of it before the next sock competition starts....love those bowls!

Grace said...

Beautiful bows Barbara, never wanted to make one before but now I do!! Love your radishes too!

Tea said...

Those bowls are adorable! Love the colors, too. I know what it's like to get out of the groove. It makes me feel a little bit useless. o0
Can't wait to see what else you've been up to.

LOVE those radishes! I didn't plant any this year.

WhiteStone said...

Well, you've bowled me over as well! What cute little bowls. Pretty with anything!

Wool Winder said...

Love all the bowls! And the strawberry is so cute.

karmologyclinic said...

so true! when you feel tired by frogging or a project that takes too much time, then only a new cute project or strange technique can wake you up! I get like this after knitting a wearable for example. before it even finishesblocking, I start on a amigurumi and feel renewed!

Ariel said...

I love felted bowls!!!

LeAnn said...

I want some of those bowls! I especially like the one with the buttons in it. I have a thing for buttons.

Debra said...

Your handwork is inspiring-I think I've said that before-but it's true. I was thinking about your lovely machine embroidered pincushions....how beautiful they are. I wish I could do the fine work you do-my things always look like I was riding a tractor when I was making them!!
Love, Debra

Renna said...

Mmmm...those radishes look mighty tasty!

The bowls are darling. I've seen patterns for them before, but have never been drawn to knitting them. I think it's because I never envisioned how cute they'd look with things IN them. Yours are darling!

Joyfulsister said...

Hey Sis..
Now how cute are these!!!I like the one with buttons as well. Thanks for dropping by and for your words of encouragement,

Hugz Lorie

Liz said...

They are so cute!

Jennifer said...

Sweet bowls. They look organic and original. Maybe I need bowls to get back into the swing of things. :)Good to hear from you.

susan said...

glad to hear from you. those radishs look great. we put our garden in but we keep getting frost still but so far, things are hanging in there. i put my knitting aside for a bit too...i started working on some quilting projects so its not like im not doing anything...and then i am getting ready for a dye class on saturday...i sure like it better when they come here instead of hauling all the stuff needed for 10 students 75 miles away. but it will be fun. it will be fun. it will be fun.........

Susan said...

your knit bowls and knit strawberry
are so cute!