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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stash-busting #2 - Sitting mats.




Litt mer ullgarn fra lageret mitt er nå brukt opp på to strikkede og tovede sitteunderlag.
Fargene ser litt triste ut sammen, men man skal jo bruke av det man har, og dette garnet har ligget så lenge at det var greit å få brukt det på noe.
Sitteunderlagene er strikket i dobbel tråd på pinner nr 8, 70 masker og rillestrikk.
Før toving:


I have made two knitted and felted sitting mats.
(The colours are looking a bit gloomy together, but as I'm spending what I have in my stash this is how it is). 
The green yarn has been lying around for years and it was good to finally knit it up.
The sitting mats were knitted with two strands of wool yarn on 8 mm needles, 70 stitches and garter stitch knit.
Before felting:



Og etter toving:

And after felting:


Størrelsen etter toving ble ganske passe stor, og sitteunderlagene er myke og gode.

The size turned out well after felting, and the mats are soft and nice.



Tovede sitteunderlag er lette, tar liten plass og er kjekke å putte i sekken når man skal på tur.
Ulla er god å varm å sitte på, og den blir ikke våt.
Tovede sitteunderlag kan vaskes i vaksemaskinen.


Felted sitting mats are light weight, take up little space and are great to put in the rucksack when going for a walk.
The wool is soft and warm to sit on, and the felted wool will not get wet outdoors.
Felted sitting mats can be washed in the washing mashine.




Det gikk med ca 225 gram garn til hvert sitteunderlag, og dermed er garnlageret slanket med nye 450 gram garn :)  


Ca. 225 grams of yarn was spent on each sitting mat, which means 450 grams of yarn destashed :)

21 comments:

Kristín Hrund said...

They really turned out well and I really like the green color. Sitting mats... what a great Idea! I´ve never thought of anything like it but it would be perfect for our campingtrips next summer! Thank you so much for the inspiration

Hilde said...

Thanks, Kristin :) These felted sitting mats are really nice and practical, and this is also a great way to use up all those small balls of leftover yarn from other projects.

earthenmagic said...

...great project! ~ these look perfect for gatherings in the forest! ~ (earthen enchant`ress colours!) ~ and i notice thee has the same thermos flask as i have!...
...i use mine everyday: i boil water first thing in the dawn-song ~ and ~ progressively make my cuppas thru' the day! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred heart!...(0:

Mistea said...

These are wonderful. Made from stash -perfect.
I'm thinking one of these would be just the thing for sitting at the beach. Thanks for the inspiration.
Enjoy your walks.

Mistea said...

These are wonderful. Made from stash -perfect.
I'm thinking one of these would be just the thing for sitting at the beach. Thanks for the inspiration.
Enjoy your walks.

Hanne Bente said...

Flotte underlag du har strikker - tak for ideen. Ønsker dig en god onsdag:) Knus Hanne Bente

karisma said...

Great idea! They look fabulous. xoxox

Annuk said...

Sitting mats... what a great idea! And they really turned out great! I love the natural colors, they look just perfect for blending in with natural settings and the wonderful Norwegian forests! You are going to enjoy them a lot in the spring and summer! :)
Hugs!

September Violets said...

I LOVE this idea Hilde! I go for lots of hikes in the woods too. My daughter's Girl Guides group made 'sit-upons' which were basically pillow pockets that they filled with dried leaves ... but the leaves were invariably damp and then so was your bottom! The felting is the perfect solution. Can I ask what size you first knitted them up to prior to felting? I have some gnarly thick pure wool that would be great for this. And I think your colours are perfect for the woodland setting ;) Wendy

Emelie Viklund Hermansson said...

Så smarta! Och en bra utmaning, alltid finns det garner som ligger och lurar i lådorna!

Det känns skönt att veta att det är fler än mej som känt sej ur balans de senaste dagarna - då är det inte bara jag :) men idag känns det redan bättre!

Ha det fint :)

Hilde said...

Thank you for your lovely words, Earthenmagic :) You are so right, those mats are perfect for gatherings in the forest!
Autumnal blessings to you :)

Thank you, Mistea, and thanks for visiting :) I'm glad you stopped by.

Tusen takk, Hanne Bente :) Ha en fortsatt fin onsdagskveld. Klem :)

Thanks, Karisma. Hugs :)

Thank you, Anna :) I'm happy with my mats, they will come in handy. I too think the colours blends perfectly in with the forest colours.
Hugs :)

Thank you, Wendy, I'm so glad you liked the sitting mats. They are easy to make and so practical. (I have left a comment about the pattern for you on your blog).

Takk, Emelie :) Ja, veldig kjekt med utfordringen, den hjelper til med å få fart på heklingen/strikkingen, og ikke minst å få de ferdig.
Godt å høre at det er bra med deg :)

Elizabeth Brogan Tore said...

Love this idea - and I agree that the colors are perfect for hiking in the woods. Great way to stash-bust!

Yael said...

Yes, what a good idea! And I love your colors, suits nature! :-)
Have a good time Hilde!

Hilde said...

Thanks Elizabeth and Yael :)

Elisabeth said...

Great idea for stash busting! The mats and lovely, especially after felting. I really want to try felting. I've accidently felted things before ;) but I want to do it for real some time soon. Elisabeth x

Ana BC said...

Wonderful idea! I love how the look after felting. The photo in the forest is so lovely; I'd love to be transported there...

Hilde said...

Thank you Elisabeth and Ana :)

Ana Mª said...

Unos trabajos muy bonitos y originales . Enhorabuena por tu blog , hay mucho arte .Me ha gustado mucho la mezcla de colores.Un saludo desde SPAIN

Hilde said...

Thank you, Ana M, so nice you stopped by :)

Ali said...

Fabulous idea Hilde - love your photos too!
Ali

Hilde said...

Thank you, Ali :) I'm very happy with the sitting mats. Will make more of those later.

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