Saturday, January 30, 2010

in york

I just arrived in York Thursday morning, and I am loving it here so far. I've started exploring the city and I cannot believe how much history resides here. I live in the dorms here, and it's been nice because the dorms are so centrally located to everything. The University is right next to downtown so I can walk everywhere.
This is my room here.

And this is the view out my window.

Tomorrow, we are taking a trip to Whitby, and then on Monday we start classes. So far, it's been amazing here.

my first attempt to felt

Over Christmas break, I tried out a knitting pattern for slippers. They are felted slippers, and having never felted before, I thought I might as well give it a try while I had a top-loading washing machine. I was a little wary while knitting and when I put them in the wash. They looked like this:
But after putting them in, and letting the wool do its thing, they turned out like this:So all in all, I'm hoping to felt more things in the future. Over interim, I made a second pair, but they didn't turn out quite as well. Now I need to figure out what went wrong the second time. I meant to post this a long time ago and just never put pictures on my computer.