Friday, September 28, 2007

Stranded

And I don't mean knitting.

I'm traveling – scratch that, trying to get from Point A to Point B to Point C and back again, but my flight was canceled. But only after we sat on the tarmac for four hours. Now it's well past midnight and I'm at the airport with a planeload of angry people, one hapless gate agent, and three policemen. The gate agent has just announced there will be no vouchers for anything. All the airport vendors and transportation have shut down for the night. Gah.

On the bright side, before I left I had the forethought to upload photos of the Kureyon felted mug I made for Melissa, my Knit One, Tea Too swap pal. (My mobile gadgets can manage blog posts, but not photo uploads.) Here it is before f-f-felting, with a bit of crochet cotton around the top to help the rim felt evenly.

Before

Here it is after. I love how the Kureyon felted down to look like stoneware.

After

The mug is a modification of Jane's brilliant felted teacup and saucer pattern. She also has patterns for a felted bowl and a felted teapot!

I'm becoming incoherent, so will respond to blog comments and email when I'm back at Point A. Hope your weekend is happy!

10 comments:

Betty said...

Can you tell us more about the modifications - I bet all your K1T2 pals would be interested. It looks great.

Zarzuela said...

oye! I do hope you finally get to wherever you are trying to go safely and get some rest!

The mug is adorable!

Jessica

Kim said...

Sorry to hear about your crap-o-rama airport experience. I guess the people must have been REAL angry if they had to have 3 cops there. I LOVE LOVE the felted mug! It's the best!

--Deb said...

Oh, I'm so sorry--that's just an awful thing to have to sit through. Hope you get a good night's sleep soon! (You know, regardless of the time of day it falls.)

And yes, that mug is great!

Bezzie said...

Yuck to getting stranded, but that teacup is too cute! My old man collects teacups, normally he likes to drink out of them, but this xmas he might get a felted one instead!

Jeanne said...

I hope you eventually got to where you are going - and that you get home smoothly too. The mug is adorable!

Melissa said...

Ina - thank you so much for sending me the best swap package ever! The gifts you sent were so classy and thoughtful. I cannot thank you enough. The felted mug is adorable and the jam is to die for! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Cheers!
Melissa

mamarara said...

Hi I just wanted to let you know that I sent your k1t2 package out today. Hopefully by Wed or Thurs you should recieve it. I really hope you like it.

Dave said...

Very cool -- thanks so much for the link. I think a felted cup and saucer would be wonderful in the Tea Swap!

Deborah said...

Hey were you at newark? I was there coming back from North Carolina, my son's college family weekend. We sat on the runway for 1 hour. I kept wonderin if there were hit and runs on airplane tarmacs?? I gots loads of knitting done.

Love your mug!