Thursday 13 December 2012

My Wooden Bowl (edited to add fluffy socks)

This is Ash, one DH felled earlier in the year. We left it to mellow too long (well, I did have a baby) and then I took too long carving it. Unfortunately the odd hour carving time a week just isn't enough to stop it drying out too much. I'm happy with the general shape of the inside, but I am dissapointed enough with the finish to be considering sandpaper. But, as I'd have to buy some in, this'll have to do. It also isn't a great peice of wood to start with- the dead knot in the base will provide drainage (though I hope to try superglue on it before it falls out completely).
Hmm, can you tell i wish I could do a better job? I really enjoyed the process, but I won't be trying a decent sized bowl like this again until I have the time to do it justice.

I finished Rainbows socks (mochi plus yarn if you're interested- a bit fluffy but cosy)- with fleegle heel, judy's magic cast on and Jeny's simple cast off I feel I need to thank a cast of hundreds for the pattern invention and technique teaching (thank you youtube!). I intend to add links when Rainbow isn't shouting...
I think they go well with the bowl!



  1. Wow, you really are very talented. Knitting and carving are beyond me so Im completely in awe.

    Just hopping around the blogring to wish you a Happy New Year.

  2. i think they both look fabulous :) happy new year x

  3. thank you for your kind words :) I only learned to carve a couple of years ago, and knitting a year ago so I really believe you can do it if you really want to - great teachers help, but I learned crochet from a book and tinterweb- in fact most of my crafting has some internet inspiration or help :)