Tuesday, 28 November 2006
so then what happened was...
Snip snip snip...and lo, there was Yarn. The Bag pattern I'm looking at wants 800 yards of it. I have something like 200 yards. But it is extremely fat compared with proper wool.
The Bag pattern also requires felting. I know nothing about felting. I barely know anything about knitting. I knitted up a swatch (yes! I really did!) and, lacking quarters for the washing machine, attempted "hand felting". This, to me, means swishing it around in a sink of very hot water for about ten minutes till I got bored. Needless to say, no change to the swatch.
Executive decision: The bag will not felt. Therefore it won't shrink. Therefore I don't need 800 yards. Therefore I can just get started.