Saturday, November 12, 2011
The very ugly wristwarmers felted
So here they are. The felted beautifully. You cannot see any of the tension of the week in the stitches at all. However, the holes did felt pretty close to closed......If you could see them in person, you'd see 2 rows of ridges that are very very slightly evident.
I forgot to put something in the lace holes before I washed them. Seriously. It was late and I was so excited to wash them, I just winged it.
So they are quite plain, but fine, I think. Even gift worthy.
This is Zach's beautiful guitar that I dont' know how to play. I thought it would make a nice image.
I have to tell you as I was finishing these wristwarmers I was sitting in my parked car waiting for a friend. I left the heat off and the car off. I was using the needles that are supposed to flex with the warmth of your hands. Guess what? They break when it is cold out! I broke two of the needles in the cold. Dang.
I resorted to using a needle like instrument that you use to push your cuticles back, as a spare. This never would have worked on something that the sins of knitting could not be felted away.
As for shrinking, it didnt really happen. I only washed them twice briefly and it compacted the stitches, but didn't really shrink much.
Ahhhh felting. And by the way, they are incredible warm and dense.
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