I came home from errands the other day and found a bag on my porch, with some old candlewicking yarn, and this page, torn from a catalog:
Gardener's Supply, which looks like the sort of place where I can waste a lot of time just clicking links and dreaming.
At any rate, I'm sure that my friend Lorah dropped this off for me because of the felted wool bird houses. I have to admit that the notion is intrigueing- I still have a huge stash of fiber, and those look pretty cute (though I don't think hanging houses would survive in our winds).
How do you suppose they were made? Each one was felted individually, obviously, over a form. But what kind of form was used? A balloon wouldn't hold up to vigorous felting, and a solid sphere would not be removable. This looks like a fun (wet, finger pruney) craft to do with The Grands, if I can figure out how they were made. All suggestions welcome.
In the evenings, after I finish writing the Chapter of the Day (they're short chapters), I'm still plugging away at the Blue Moon socks. I can't say that I love this color combo, or the very vivid striping, but the socks are mindless fun to knit. They'll be good Holiday Socks.