Sunday, July 20, 2008
This could be fun.
Yesterday I started thinking about how before I knit something elaborate (ish) with the Highland Wool, it would be smart to see how it felted. For that I needed a gauge swatch. So I knit a bowl. (Pattern available here.) Before I felted it, I tied in some cotton waste yarn to make a ten by ten stitch block.
Then I measured before and after. I learned this stuff doesn't shrink much horizontally, but it REALLY sucks up vertically. Good to know before I inevitably go off and start knitting bags with no patterns.
So with the bowl done, I was admiring it and pondering just what I would do with it (I was thinking catchall for spinning stuff), when the husbeast picked it up, and...
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