I finished a test knit for saxarocks last week! This was a new kind of project for me - a structural, felted lampshade.
I used the recommended yarn, Paton's Classic Wool and knit the 8" diameter lampshade. Since I don't have soldering equipment, I followed the instructions to use wire and metal rings to construct the structure, but I think I might need to line it with something so it doesn't shrink inwards in the middle.
I had trouble keeping it straight, particularly because my floor, lamp base, and bulb socket are all crooked, in addition to my handmade lamp structure. I tried to balance all the crookedness.