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02-24-2006, 11:05 AM
I love Ingrids continued advice on her signature that says "trust the pattern" That advice is with me every step of the way. I wanted to share a few of my felted projects. I am addicted to making Bordhi's projects. I am a new knitter and have been greatly helped by this website.
Happy Knitting :XX:


02-24-2006, 11:08 AM
Love everything Cindy! :heart: (and also your screen name!)

southern maine

02-24-2006, 11:12 AM
Beautiful baskets!!

02-24-2006, 11:46 AM
I love the baskets, especially the one knit with Wool in the Woods. It's gorgeous!!!! Where did you find the patterns?

02-24-2006, 02:25 PM
The baskets and the bed are beautiful!! I love your color choices too! :thumbsup:

02-24-2006, 05:06 PM
What a great idea! They look wonderful!

02-24-2006, 05:20 PM

My boys keep wanting me to knit a cat bed!

I love your baskets!

02-24-2006, 06:40 PM

I love the blue one....and I'm sure my cats would too! ;)

02-24-2006, 06:51 PM
These are fabulous!

02-24-2006, 07:30 PM
Love those, especially the kitty bed in Manos! :heart:

02-24-2006, 08:32 PM
:inlove: LOVE those baskets. My daughter would just love to have one. Would you mind letting us know where we could find the patterns?

02-24-2006, 11:54 PM
Faboo! :happydance:
I just got the 2nd Cat Bordhi book last week! I am pumped to get into these! I want to make a bed and the needle holders for starters!
Great job!!!! :cheering:

02-25-2006, 01:47 AM
Love everything!! :thumbsup:

02-25-2006, 06:37 AM
Thanks everyone. I am having so much fun knitting and seeing everyone else wonderful projects. The patterns are from Cat Bordhi's 2nd book, The Second Treasury of Magical Knitting. The blue bowl is not a cat bed. Its one of the bowls minus the fringe. That yarn, Wool in the Woods, 50% llama and 50% wool was a dream to work with.
I have to be honest, I dont think I would ever make a cat bed from this book. Even though I find the cast on to be easy now, thats a heck of a lot of work for a cat bed :XX: . 200 some CO stitches which turn into 400, seems tedious for a cat bed. I even have 3 cats, so its not because I dont like cats. And my XL cats would just squish the pretty twist in the rim anyway :doh: I found several patterns where you start at the bottom of the cat bed with DPNs and work your way up.
Thanks again.
PS to the one who liked my name...after years of people calling me ..cindyloowho...I married a man last year with a last name that sounds like Loo :D

02-25-2006, 08:10 AM
COOL! :inlove: :inlove:

02-25-2006, 08:54 AM
Great job!! :thumbsup: I really like the 3rd basket! I looks like perfect for Easter!!! I was just admiring the Wool in the Woods yarns yesterday, they are very nice!!

02-25-2006, 11:55 AM
What beautiful baskets!

02-25-2006, 12:16 PM
Those look FANNNNTASTIC!! Im gonna have to make an easter basket for my niece, I think. What a GREAT idea!

I bought the second treasury just for the cat bed pattern. That CO is just WILD! I LOVE this book, and didnt think I would...

02-27-2006, 03:37 PM
Cindy (or anyone who knows), I really have to ask a question, please.

I am in love with the Easter basket you made. I found the book that you mentioned and quickly went through it. None of the baskets I saw looked like your Easter basket? Did you alter one of the patterns? It looks like you used some sort of novelty-type yarn. Does this mean you did not felt the basket? How then is it so sturdy and shaped?

Sorry for all the questions! I'm still quite new to kntting, so sometimes I need a little more details. :)

02-27-2006, 04:26 PM
Hi, I did felt the Easter basket. It's modeled after the "moss basket". I used Cascade 200 and Crystal Palace's Fizz ( i love this stuff..it as great colors)
I stuffed it with fiberfill while it was drying, and removed it every so often to fluff the fizz. I used balloons for the other baskets.
I am a new knitter. I had knitted 2 simple pillows before doing these baskets. I was determined to figure it out.
Between the instructions, pictures and hands on with the needle and yarn, even I understood what to do. Its a breeze now. I constantly look at the instructions and actual knitted piece with the thought...."I dont know what to do , but what is the most logical thing to do with what I have." Its not as cryptic as I thought it would be.
I am making a purple one now. :XX:
Good Luck, I hope this helps and you try it. Its fun to see them take shape.


02-27-2006, 04:51 PM
Oh and please pardon me for not saying again...Thanks so much for the compliments. I love seeing all the projects here.