I was going to hold off on posting this, but I put the pics up on Craftster and the response has been, well, enthusiastic. I love this project and just can't wait anymore.
**** COBI!! Do not read this post. Go play Flight of the Hamsters or something instead... ****
Is she gone? Okay.
Approximately 21" x 16"
Wool remnants, hand and machine felted, sewn together with nylon twine.
I got this idea from a post on Craftblog. They featured a rug made with larger felted stones and I loved how it looked. I dove right in and started making balls out of wool in my stash. I have/had all of these small bits of wool yarns, not enough to make something big, too much to toss (did you just have a chill at the thought of tossing yarn away?)(me too).
I started on it on March 3 (when the post on Craft appeared) and just finished sewing it together on Saturday, March 15. There was a lot of hit and miss with the felting. Some of the felting was done by hand, some in the washing machine. Some of the yarn didn't lose its definition completely, some is a solid mass. It's thick and cushy, the "stones" are different sizes and feel really good underfoot. Overall, I am really happy with it.
So happy, in fact, I want to keep it. You won't tell Cobi, right?