Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Wild Thing, I think you're groovy

As I said earlier this month, I wanted to try making a felted King of the Wild Things crown, but I was having trouble getting the recommended pattern gauge. But I decided to just wing it. I used Lopi, which is bulkier than called for, but I liked the colors best. And I'm thrilled with how it turned out.



It's more snug than I expected -- I thought it would be bigger, but after two trips through the washer, it felted down to the recommended horizontal gauge. A bit too tight for Logan, so I've been trying to make a bigger one, with mixed success.



On the right is a "medium" sized crown, knit with Heilo from Dalegarn. I tried to make longer points, with dubious success. Anyway, this felted down very small. On the left is another try, this time with Cascade 220, knitting the "extra large" size. Better circumference -- I think this one might actually fit! -- although you can really see that my vertical gauge is off.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just surfing the blogs and I saw your knitting and thought it was really smashing. I love the chain and the little crowns for 'Where the wild things are' - really lovely. What a talent!

Anonymous said...

I love the "Where the Wild Things Are" crowns! I'm sure there are some little people/felines those will fit ;) Wendy G.

caterwaul1@hotmail.com said...

These are even more fun than the neon-colored flip wigs! Great! I must get back to remembering how to knit and then I'll get into some serious pestering of my friend Yarmando the Magnificent to teach me all of these fabulous tricks!

Anonymous said...

I think you are having way too much fun knitting these! hmmm quilted hats for my nieces....

Ivory