Monday, June 05, 2006
help with felting
As you can probably guess by my projects above - I'm a new knitter & I need some help (from another book..... but you guys are so good I know you can help!) I made the "clutch you'll never give up" from one skein for a friend & felted it - 2 times in hot water taking it out before the spin cycle & it is sooo fuzzy - and it smells kind of like a wet dog - the smell I think I can get to go away - but the fuzz - what do I do about the fuzz??!?! Do I shave it? Please help - this is my first felting attempt & I'd love to make some of those boxes. I used knitpicks Sierra for the yarn if that helps you offer advise. Thanks!
Your MD projects are beautiful too! Great work!
PS the smell goes away
The pattern for the clutch came from "One Skein: 30 quick projects to knit and crochet" - I got it on amazon.com - it's mostly knitting :)
And a thought about the wet wool smell - just like a perm isn't it?! - it really will go completely away after it dries (a good way to check if it really is dry). And if you happen to be caught in a downpour with your lovely bag, don't be suprised if you catch another whiff of it!
Congratulations on a great project!