I've been making these felted nesting bowls for a while now. Not long ago, I had a request for several sets and I spent some time knitting one bowl after another, while we were catching up on the last season of "Justified". We don't watch much television and have very little tolerance for all the time the commercials consume, so we had used our satellite provider dvr to record the whole season of "Justified". (Do you watch "Justified"? If so, please don't believe that all people from Eastern Kentucky are like that!) Anyway, this gave me several weeks of occasional, night-time, guilt-free knitting.
For me, one of the most enjoyable parts of making the bowls is figuring out the color combinations that I want to put together. Sometimes, I get on a roll and make several different colors in different sizes and then play with them until I find them interesting. I've been loosely naming the color combinations for the seasons, but maybe I need to branch out and use my imagination a little more?
I'm starting to work on getting my etsy shop back open with some handspun yarns, hand-dyed Tanglewood "Fresh from the Farm Yarn"** and a few bowl sets. Plans are coming together for an Open Barn at Tanglewood Farm Day, when the weather is a little more conducive to thinking about wool. That would be sometime in October, I'm hoping. (If cooler temperatures haven't arrived by then, you may be invited to a farm dispersal sale instead!)
**Check out the Echoview Facebook page today for a sneak preview of our fiber before it becomes "Fresh from the Farm" yarn. It's a wool/alpaca blend that will be overdyed to create some beautiful heathered shades.