Ok, so today I made the blessed pilgrimage out to the new LYS I discovered and bought 21 skeins of DROPS Eskimo yarn for my sweater.
So during my convalescence I have been knitting up a storm whilst pumped full of prescription strength cold and flu meds.
So I woke up this morning feeling like crap, I had been feeling a cold coming on for the past week or so and was waiting for this.
Just finished the stocking last night, and felted it today, I used the washing machine at my laundromat plus a good beating in the kitchen sink. I think for the next few weeks whenever I do laundry I'm going to toss it in with a load to get the stitches to disappear (I can't do all the felting at once because the washing machines at the laundromat cost 4,00 Euro for one load) However, this was a great project and really enjoyed it with the exception of the first "frogging." I learned how to turn a heel etc. So now whenever I make my first pair of socks it'll be easier.
So I’ve decided to, in a way, close my eyes and jump off a cliff and probably overshoot my abilities and (attempt to) knit my first sweater.
Ok so I know I said I bound off the other one halfway through and tried to hand felt it just to see how it would turn out. Well last night I didnt get much results with the hand felting (with the exception of scalded hands, and the fabric just shrinking a teensy bit) well today I looked online at my LYS website at this specific yarn and turns out they give INSTRUCTIONS on how to felt it in a German washing machine (front-loader) so I stuck it in the washing machine at the laundromat at 60°C and it came out lookin pretty good!
When will I learn to calculate gauge on EVERYTHING?! I thought that since it was a felted christmas stocking, and nobody would be wearing it, gauge didnt really matter.
I was sooo looking forward to starting on the felted christmas stocking after I finished my mittens, but I just looked at the pattern (having never felted anything before) and realized I must pull the
Ok, so I finally finished my stranded colorwork mittens!!!
So I invested 6 Euros in a set of 4mm Symphony wood knitting needles a few months ago (marvelous, I love them).