Friday, October 7, 2011

Felted Wool Dryer Balls and Other Nonsense

It has been a really, really busy week.  And next week looks like it will be equally busy.  So while I haven't gotten a whole lot of knitting done, I did take the time to make a first batch of felted wool dryer balls.  Its fun playing with the colors, I definitely think I will keep making them, especially since a number of people have expressed interest.

I do plan to go out and get some un-dyed wool for those who prefer the all natural route.  For now though I am making pretty and colorful ones.  :-)

Today I get to go to the fair and see my blanket on display!  I'll definitely try and get a picture with it.  I love the fair.  Hopefully my feet can keep up with all the walking today, but Ben is patient and I know he'll let me take a break if I need it.  Can you believe I'm 26 weeks pregnant?  I know I haven't mentioned it on here a ton, so you might have lost track, but it just seems crazy to me.  I think that we are growing a jumping bean instead of a baby because this kid is nutso most of the day.  At least it usually sleeps through water aerobics.  (prenatal water aerobics is the best thing ever, by the way)  I think trying to work out and getting kicked at the same time might be a little much.

We haven't really made any progress on Baby E's nursery since, oh, august.  September went by in a flash and we stayed busy the whole time.  So even though October looks like it is going to be insane, I hope to be able to do a nursery update sometime soonish.

So, now that you know all the little goings on in my world, what are you up to this weekend?  What are the big projects in your world?


Holly said...

What I'm kinda loving about right now is that I don't really have any big projects going. I've got a book I'm reading, and a little bit of maintenance with my Etsy shop, but I've been taking it pretty easy this week.

I want to see that little jumping bean going crazy in there! Is it visible, or just something you can feel? Either way, I hope you have a great week baby mama!

Knit-O-Matic said...

I think little jumping bean's movements are sometimes visible. I can see my belly move, but maybe thats only because I know where and when you look. You are welcome to try and feel it the next time I see you, unless that wierds you out.

I plan to focus on some nursery stuff and not push myself too hard on the knitting front for a little while. None of the stuff on my to do list outside of that is very big on its own and there is no one thing I would cancel, its just kind of constant for the next couple of weeks.

Renee said...

My what lovely balls you have! What are your plans to do with them? Are they decor?

I'm excited for you and the baby times! You're going to have so much fun and will be an awesomely great momma. Can't wait to see room updates and cozy baby knitwear!

Knit-O-Matic said...

Thank you, Renee. I am excited to start more of the baby prep.

The felted dryer balls are for using in your dryer instead of dryer sheets. They decrease drying time and fight static. Some people use tennis balls, but they are loud and contain rubber. Felted wool is much quieter and you aren't super heating rubber in your dryer.

In other words, I plan to use and to sell them. Some for me, some for the shop.