So instead I am working on some of my alternative projects. Above is the first photo of felt embroidered ball # 26.
So far only 2 motifs have been added.
I have been making these balls as gifts for babies ( mainly ). They have sort of become my speciality. This one is being made for a very special little person who will be arriving soon.
I was looking back to when I first started making them...last century! haha. My eye sight was much better then and my stitches smaller. I still enjoy the process, the hardest thing being deciding on the motifs to make it personal - no 2 balls are ever exactly the same although some motifs are repeated( my favourites ) Some motifs have been made only once and not repeated if too difficult or not so successful.
As you can see from the photo there are 10 more motifs needed on this ball. ( as the ball is made up of 12 pentagons ) I will show photos as it progresses.
I also decided to use up my knitting wool scraps. All 4ply in garter stitch on size 7 needles in the hope of making it quite loose and light and airy.
It is 3 feet wide and no more stitches would fit on the needles. So far it feels light and snugly; that was my aim. I think it will end up a cot size blanket for the same little person.