Kind of looks like a hat eh? Nope, it's not a hat. Anyone want to offer a guess? Yes, you in the green - the one in the back waving her arms and sounding like Horseshack from Welcome Back Kotter...
Yup...it's a felted bowl (from the One Skein book). Ok, so you can't really see it so well (it's a side view), but that is because I didn't want to show you the bowl I have on the inside to help shape it. The colours in the second picture are more accurate than in the first. Unfortunately I chose a side with more browns in it, but there is also (as you can see) purple and blue and some green.
I used Lion Brand Wool...forget the colourway because I can't find the wrapper. It's a nice one though. I used size 10mm circular needles for this. I checked it out a little while ago, and I think I should have double stranded the bowl, but I only used one strand. I think if I had double stranded the bowl would be a little more sturdier than it is. However, I think it's not to shabby for a first try (at bowl making, and a second try at felting). I found the Lion Brand Wool felted up very quickly - quicker than the Patons did for the bag I made my friend for Christmas.
I'm still working on the second sock, and I've also started a bag for myself. It's out of Lion Brand Wool as well. I'll post pics when it's done.
Also, in case anyone was wondering, the link in the post below for my Ainsley Sock is the pattern for my November Socks (picture here). Some had asked for the pattern, and I finally got around to posting it. The pattern is right below the previous post, but the link will take you right there if you don't want to scroll down.
Off to do more knitting!