Sunday, July 09, 2006
OH FELT IT!!
Lesson One. Do not put sock weight handspun fine merino in the dryer on low or else!!
I felted this beautiful skein of handspun. It took me a combined effort of 12 hours to spin and ply. Only 10mins in the dryer to FELT.
I have been ripping to save the yarn and have discovered that I now have handspun boucle! It looks and feels sooo soft. I will put this in the Good Mistake bag. I may even do this intentionally in the future. My only problem is that this was going to be the yarn for my KitSwap sister. The knitted sample was knitted on 3.75mm needles and I do think that it doesn't want to be socks any more. I am now thinking a lovely baby jacket and hat set.
Comments and suggestions please.