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Old 11-10-2008, 12:36 PM   #21
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I like the idea (felted items as gifts)! I have seen felted purses and tiny keepsake size bags etc in books. I've never seen bowls but depending upon the shape of the bowl, it will be good for some things.

I have never tried felting, but the bowl doesn't look quite felted to me. The ones I've seen - you cannot see the individual yarns. Maybe the bowl needs to be washed with hot water one more time? (Like I said, I've never done felting, so I have no idea what I am talking about!)

Here is one photo I've found googling.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/karendawn/Knitting/Purses1.jpg

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:07 PM   #22
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I would like it in a solid color . I'm always using baskets to organize things.
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OK, thanks guys. I think the general consensus is that it's not a great gift idea.

She does make tons of purses and hats and gloves (see pictures) but I think we've pretty much saturated the family gift market with those.















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Dang Al - major kudos to your wife! Great assortment - was taken by the fingerless mittens and had a thought - could she make a mitten that had the back of the mitten extend down and around the fingers but was able to be opened when one wanted to use the fingers? Sort of like this? Shooting Gloves - just a possible variation.

Like her version of fingerless mittens - used to use gloves minus finger tips when i was mechanicing for a living and using air tools in the cold - separating the fingers in little tubes didn't seem real good from a warmth standpoint
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send me one!!! i like fall colors. or sapphire blue is my fave color.
it could also be used for daily do-not-lose things like car keys, cell phone, wallet, etc. maybe cut and set some clear plastic set in the bottom for holding its shape?
not a silly idea at all!
and i love the turquoise hat. very stylish...
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I love the purse and the child's hat .
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Man Al, your wife is good at knitting. I love the purse. If I was a woman in your family I would not mind getting a purse more than once. Many women (me included) have a number of purses. Sometimes a large number.
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T Al, my wife is felting as I type this, she says felting is fun. Has made some caps for the grandchildren.
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I love the scarf!

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I could see the felt bowls in an art fair. I would like to get one (please send to BWE, PO Box 1, flyover, IL). If you made one of your cool little cards explaining what it was and what it could be used for, even better.
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DW uses similarly shaped woven things in the bathroom to hold q-tips, plaquers, other items the uses of which I am not privy. She keeps them in a drawer and they keep the individual items seperated and neat. Maybe not great gift ideas, but very useful.
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