Monday, October 31, 2011

Felt swatches

I want to make felt slippers... so rather than my usual technique of "start knitting randomly and see what happens" which usually results in some dishearteningly ugly false starts, I decided I would do it the normal-person way and make swatches.  Swatches, it turns out, are strangely fun.


Post Wash:

They didn't seem to change size all that much; the difference is mostly textural.  It's possible that's because I washed them the way I wash my clothes, which is on delicate, cool water, mild detergent, tumble dry low.  Wool reacts more when you abuse it more.  I might put it through a hot wash and see what happens.

Eventually I might like to create something akin to these felted slippers:

Random:  Does anyone want this crap

Edit: Hmm... of course now that I post it on ebay, I can't find it anywhere.  Maybe I gave it to Goodwill?  :] Whoops!  Well, if I find it, back on ebay it goes!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fluffy (Cody's 105 lb cement fish) is helping me with a clamping project.