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Re: felting mittens??
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: May 30, 2009 10:40PM

I read the knitty article and I'd say that that's almost exactly what I do (well, except for the wash-and-dry experiment). By the way, I have a front-loader which I didn't think would work as well as my old top-loader, but it sure did the job on the tea cozy. The problem is that you have to let it stop dripping when you try to take things out in mid-cycle. It's a little messy, but then so am I.

My next felting project is going to be a pair of house slippers. I thought I'd knit them, but now I think I'll try crocheting them.

And yes, I totally agree about the boiling water. The first thing I felted was a boiled project and it was the least successful.

Stretchers are great things to have for mittens and socks. You can buy them, but you could also make them out of heavy-gauge wire (something along the lines of the lighter-weight dry-cleaner hangers).

Subject Written By Posted
  felting mittens?? maryb 05/28/2009 04:01PM
  Re: felting mittens?? Alex 05/28/2009 11:01PM
  Re: felting mittens?? maryb 05/29/2009 03:55PM
  Re: felting mittens?? ami 05/29/2009 08:48PM
  Re: felting mittens?? Alex 05/30/2009 10:40PM
  Re: felting mittens?? Mother Hen 05/31/2009 03:14PM

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