Finally done and sent in the mail today 🙂 The original plan for the colors failed, as I ran out of black/gray yarn sooner than expected, so I unraveled the final round of the coaster I’d finished and added a row of white instead.
Although they are not similar, I think they came out OK. My boyfriend agreed, and into the washing machine they went. After felting they turned out to be the perfect size 🙂
This idea I actually got from a nice lady on Ravelry, who commented on my original spiral thing and said the pattern could work as felted coasters. So thank you for that tip 🙂 I used a little bit thicker yarn and a 5.5mm hook (3.75mm on the original). They didn’t come out as big as I’d hoped, so I felted them a bit carefully so they wouldn’t become too small. Our washing machine is good at felting stuff 🙂
Anyway, here they are, before and after felting:
The orange scarf is finally finished! It took a while, but I got there in the end 🙂 Unfortunately it felted a lot more than I expected, but I have stretched it a little and I hope it’s not too short. I fear it will look more like a bow-tie than a scarf… My boyfriend has tried it on, but I’m not sure how his sister wears her scarves, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I have two new projects, both are crocheted and felted coaster sets. Granny squares for my in-laws, hopefully the coasters will shrink a lot, because I think they’re too big. It’s supposed to be a set of six , but I fear I will run out of gray yarn… Maybe I’ll make the other three with opposite colors so I won’t have to buy a new ball of yarn. I’m all out of money, so shopping is out of the question.
For my oldest cousin and her boyfriend I plan to make coasters from the spiral shell I posted about earlier, four or six coasters in different shades of brown and white. So far I have made two, I hope come out ok after felting.
On the whole I feel like I’ve been good at using what I have this year, I haven’t bought too much yarn or other craft stuff to make presents or calendar projects. If I can keep it up maybe I can save up some money to go to Egypt and celebrate Christmas next year 🙂