I had chosen the word ACT - Art Continuously Trained - for my word this year, but now I think First would have been a better choice.
I just finished my first felted project.
At our quilt guild meeting in December one of the members had on a great felted hat and I just had to have one. Found a pattern and some yarn over the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately the yarn I had picked out - Paton Classic Wool was not the same weight as the pattern required. Luckily my friend Sue pointed me to the book Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas that had a similar hat using the yarn I had.
Started the hat on a Sunday and finished by Wednesday. It is amazing how fast you can knit with fairly big yarn and needles. Of course it was a bit big.
Then I started the felting processes. A little bit of soap and hot water and a small amount of time later I ended up with a hat like this.
I had padded out the wig head a little bit thinking it was a little to small, but when I tried on the hat after it had dried it was just a little bit to big. So back into the hot water for another go. I removed the padded from the wig head and let the hat dry again. Now a perfect fit.