I decided to enter a felted leaf contest that my LYS is holding.
Step 1: Knit a large swatch. I used Patons SWS in Natural Earth.
Step 2: Felt the knitted swatch (and get a much smaller piece of fabric than expected!)
Step 3: Using a leaf template, cut out leaf shapes.
This proved to be a little harder than I expected because I couldn’t hold the template and cut the shapes very well. Since the yarn is so dark, I wasn’t really able to trace the shape with a marker, either.
Step 4: Embellish as desired. (I got a little lazy with this step)
I started this project last Friday, and today I will be dropping my leaves off at Knit Knack. I am definitely ready for fall! I can’t wait to watch the leaves start changing colors and have the weather cool down a bit. Anyone else ready to wear sweaters and scarves?
Nathan and I are headed down to Trinidad this weekend to visit relatives. I hope everyone has a great weekend! :)