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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Lush Moments

The instructions in this pattern say to full the pieces slightly by washing then drying the parts for 5-10 minutes on low heat. It doesn't say whether to weave in the ends first. It doesn't say what temperature water should be, or what kind of soap to use. I have never felted anything but I was encouraged by the 50% angora content of this yarn (I hope no bunnies were injured in the production)to go for it since angora does not felt, and just pray I didn't end up with a munchkin size sweater or the lint ball that ate Puunui.

Here the pieces are all laid out. I spied the error in sleeve number two, after the fulling process. I decided I would have to leave it. I just hope everything dries in this humid time of year. I'm beginning to dread the collar/neckline.

Knowing me, I'll be pointing out that error to everyone. So there it is! Right out in public.

2 comments:

candsmom said...

You are a brave woman to full such beautiful yarn. Especially after knitting up 90% of that sweater! And especially with such skimpy instructions! I'm looking right at that circled piece, and I can't see anything wrong with it. It looks great to me! The sleeves look so fantastic in that pattern and I can't wait to see the sweater in person! :-)

June said...

Hi Acornbud,

Lush fulls pretty easily - I made a Bucket hat with it last year (http://www.twosheep.com/blog/?p=167). The angora is not full-proof, it stiffens and locks together pretty fast.

Your sweater looks nice! When it comes to mistaskes, I subscribe to the galloping horse theory. :)