Friday, June 18, 2010

On the Needles- Cabled Companion

Last week when I returned from vacation, I posted this picture and promised more info on my WIPS:

Yes, sometimes I get a little side-tracked, but I really felt my readers needed to be a part of my KitchenAid felting adventure :)

To kick things off, I will tell you a bit about my Cabled Companion.  A while back, I was contacted by Charlene, aka Keppygirl on Ravelry.  Charlene has been a big help on the forums of the French Press Knits group on Ravelry.  I have a hard time keeping count, but I think by now she has made at least 30 pairs of French Press Felted Slippers (and they're all beautiful, you should check out her projects!).  

Charlene contacted me and asked me to test knit a pattern she was developing.  At the time, I was working feverishly to get the 3-in-1 Felted Baby Booties published, and let her know I would probably not have a chance before publication.  Soon after the baby booties came out, I got to work on the Cabled Companion. Right now, it looks like this:

Kinda reminds me of a big octopus again- just like my Girasole on the needles.


The Cabled Companion is a great project, and a great break from the other things I am working on.  I am using it as my 'cleansing knit' because all the others I need to think so much about (probably because I am designing them as I go and constantly changing things).   If things go as planned,  I should soon have a new bag that looks something like this:

Beautiful, yes?


  1. That bag is so cute! I can't wait to see yours finished and fulled.

  2. Gorgeous bags, looking forward to seeing the FO!

  3. ooo nice bag!
    but here's a challenge:
    design a felted bag for the manly knitter.

    i dare you.

  4. The Cabled Companion is beautiful!! But so are your WIPs. Can't wait for the patterns! Just made my second pair of FPK slippers which are waiting to be custom felted for the recipient on Monday. :)

  5. I made this pattern it was a quick and easy knit. It is available on by Keppygirl!!

  6. I can't wait to make my own Cabled Companion! It looks so unique but also classy :)