I found a better close up picture. The other picture is of Eli. I can't tell you how many times I took the knitted vase away from the kids. It felt really neat to touch and handle. The 5-stitch i-cord bind off made for a strong edge after felting. But it took forever. I had to seek help with that bind off. Most patterns call for a 3-stitch i-cord bind off. I was having so much trouble with it because I could not "see" how an i-cord bind off would work. It finally clicked after visiting the Possum.