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Felt up!

22 Mar 2005

Do you remember how excited I was about the felted slipper then quickly moving on to french market bag? My confidence in being able to translate a pattern from knit to crochet without
even thinking too much about it?
How the weekend turned out:

Went to a friends house to de-stress and de-stressed about 3 bottles of wine.

My first crochet slipper was ENORMOUS before the wash. After the wash it was still enormous. but looked like a massive oven mitt for a sasquatch. Disaster 1.
duh Posted by Hello

Decided to abandon the crochet and knit the slipper instead.

After wrestling with knitting in the round for the first time, I finally finished two slippers.
These are my husbands feet in the pre-felted knitty slippers. Posted by Hello

I was so excited! Even thought they were a bit rough, I thought the felting would sort them out. Ha.

You can take this felting business and shove it where the sun don't shine.
Washable wool doesn't felt. I knew that. But I didn't know I had knit half of one slipper with washable wool did I?
 Posted by Hello

The other one fared a little better in the felting wash. But, I can't take a picture of it because it is shore urrrgly and will probably break the camera.

I checked the labels on the great violet, lime and turquose yarn I bought for the french market bag. You guessed it - machine washable. Anybody want it?

I felt (knitting pun, ha ha) like a failure. And this sock thing was supposed to cheer me up.

So that's why I say to all you skilled sock knitters - FELT UP!

To regain some lost self-esteem I got old faithful out of the wip cupboard. The photo does nothing for the colour (it is a really nice lilac) but does show the pattern. It is a lace stole and I am looking forward to finishing this and blocking it. I felt better doing this - even if it was 1:00am in the morning. At least this scarf is not a disaster (yet) Posted by Hello

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