Saturday, July 05, 2008

faux fossils

I've been fascinated by fossils ever since I can remember, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before I attempted to make some with yarn. (Though I went off fossils for a while after my 40th birthday, when my cheeky little sister presented me with a tiny Smarties box, filled with even tinier fossils and labelled "fossils for an old fossil". Cheers, Hilla!)

Whenever I looked at the beigey/browny/greyish colourway of Freedom Spirit I'd pictured rock (the non-edible variety, not the lovely pink sticks that Jo has recently recreated in felt!). So I whipped up, and felted, a very simple bowl shape. Then the fun began...

It took four attempts beore I finally had exactly what I needed,

though I have to admit that my favourite is the Mk3 version.

Here's the finished bowl, with Mk 4 sewn on.

If you're interested in how these were made, I've put exhaustive notes up on Flickr and fellow-Ravellers can look at my notebook.

Last, but by no means least, my lovely secret pal has sent me a little "teaser" gift of yummy dark choc (vanishing rapidly) and a fabulous set of stitchmarkers. I'll take photos of these as soon as I can (I'm aiming for Wednesday, when I should be at home during ideal light conditions) and also one of the unbelievably beautiful shawl that Ambermoggie gave me at Woolfest. Speaking of Woolfest, I'm hoping to post more details soon, though all my photos of the event are out-of focus and the stash has yet to be snapped...


Gina said...

I like your fossils - especially nos. 3 and 4. Very effective!

Alison said...

Rosie, those are *gorgeous*!! The pot and the fossils both. Very archaeological/palaeological, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that they appeal to me. I'll be making some!

Are you spinning on Saturday? Do you want lifts?

TutleyMutley said...

Words fail me. Beautiful - original - inspired - mmmmmm.