I went to MS&W with the middle sister, who is a certified fiber junkie like the rest of us, but more interested in weaving than knitting. She got bit BAD by the felting bug though, and had a great time buying various colors of roving to try her hand at needle felting. She wanted to know how knitted felting works, and I was just about finished with the knitting for this bowl, so there we sat on Saturday night after the drive home and some Mexican food, felting in her washer so she could see how it all worked (she didn't believe Crazy Aunt Purls' theory on gnomes, so I had to prove it).
Pattern came from here - by Knew Knitter, yarn was some more of the Classic Elite Montera I got on big sale a few weeks back. The kid has already stolen the bowl and made off with it to her room, otherwise known as the black hole of hand knits. (On a side note, the kid was the only one in Girl Scout camp last weekend with hand knit wool socks, and therefore the only person who wasn't whining that she couldn't sleep because her feet were too cold!)
Here is the before picture - the bowl is upside down so you can see the garter stitch base. BB isn't in the photos because I took them at my sister's house, and BB wasn't there. She promises to be in the next round of pix however, we all know that any knitwear looks better with BB in the picture!
Love this bowl and the pattern was very well written. I am thinking various shapes of felted bowls with some goodies in them for editor gifts this year - as most of you know I NEVER want to knit another washcloth again after last year's holiday rush! Can you believe I am thinking about holiday knitting ahead of time? I must have stayed out in the sun too long over the weekend...