knit at nite

some entries about knitting and family to keep myself motivated at projects and the daily grin, i mean grind.

2.21.2005

great use for leftovers...

you have some yarn left over from that project you've worked so hard on? why not fashion a noose to hang yourself with after you've *&%^$ ACCIDENTALLY %$#& FELTED @#%*^ THE $#@& PROJECT!



i don't even want to post about this. what can i say? i've washed many, many wool sweaters in my front loading washing machine with cold on the hand wash setting without ever having any problem. one of the bitchin' stitchers in our group swears she cannot felt in her machine because it is a front loader and has had to farm her felting projects out to a fellow bitcher to achieve desired results. apparently aplaca silk FELTS VERY EASILY.

i am so sick about this. in spite of it all, i am blocking it. it started to felt just enough so that the drapey springy fabric has just turned a little stiff. the ribbing is for naught, no stretch action remains. the cables still look pretty. but the softness of the yarn is severely compromised and the beautiful sheen is gone. what a waste. caroline, i'm so sorry i did this with your beautiful gift of yarn.

i'm hoping i can still wear it as a boxy style... i'm also hoping there is enough give along the edges that i can still pick in and crochet the edging. the unfelted edging might look weird; maybe it won't need edging anymore... will see...

4 Comments:

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Oh Corine that stinks! I have a front loader too and recently threw in my Lopi in cold water to tighten it up just a little bit (I hoped anyway) and it did just what I had hoped. I will think twice before I do that again now though. I hope you can still wear it!

 
At 8:13 PM, Anonymous caroline said...

no apologies, girl, it is beautiful and a masterpiece. I could never in a million years figured out the cabled neckline as you did. am so sorry it didn't wash up correctly. try it on an then let's see.

 
At 5:50 AM, Blogger Maeve said...

oh no! i hope you can salvage it - it's such a beautiful sweater! :(

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger Toni said...

Noooooo! I hope it works out!

 

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