Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kitty pieces

Stackable cat fever hit, and I decided to finish knitting up the little appendages today, and felt them.


Doesn't look like much yet, but I have faith that a cute and cuddly kitty is hiding in there somewhere. The pieces are drying as we speak, so I should be able to sew everything up this weekend. I decided not to felt it too much because I wanted the stitch definition to still be there. I'm quite a novice felter, so I'm not really sure if what I did was correct, but I guess we'll see!


Marie said...

Well, I have only felted once: a bag. I let it felt a bit more that you did, but that was because I was worried about stability. This is a small cat. The feet look awfully small as it is. I presume you are stuffing it, correct? I wouldn't worry about how much it was felted. Besides, you can always felt it more after it is assembled. Let us know how it comes out!

Adrienne said...

Oh, the kitties require felting? I've never felted anything, mostly because I haven't had access to a washer of my very own since I've started knitting. I'm sure they will turn out cute whether you felt them a lot or not. =)

Karen said...

Marie - As you'll see from my posted photos, the felting didn't really happen, but I don't mind. I considered felting it again now that it's all put together, but I think that it may just emphasize my crappy embroidery job (haha!)

Adrienne - I actually tried to felt it by hand. I did that with a cat toy that I knitted once and was trying to duplicate the effect. But I got a bit scared and couldn't really follow through on it. I'll just take it as a learning experience, and try again next time.