Spiky Headed Man Petroglyph Coaster
Friends who've traveled with me could tell you tales of being dragged hundreds of miles off the direct route, just so I could see some petroglyphs. Of spending hours following vague directions along dirt roads and hiking trails in search of rock art. Once on a vacation to Hawaii I fell in love with the Hawaiian petroglyphs. I had just learned stranded color knitting and pictured these simple line figures knit up.
These quick and easy coasters are one of the results. They're a wonderful way to use up worsted weight leftovers. They're also a great project to learn stranded knitting. Almost any inconsistency in the beginner's tension will literally come out in the wash when the coaster is felted.
This figure of a man with spikes coming out of his head was too fun not to interpret in wool. Is he wearing a helmet? There's no knowing, but I like him.