Monday, February 11, 2008

Wet Wool Stinks

I felted a swatch of Paton's Merino and it's STINKY. I was going to do it in the sink, but it stunk too much. I ended up putting it in a plastic container with hot water and some soap and just shook it for a while. It worked like a charm, didn't make the house smell like wet wool, and I didn't have to worry about burning my hands with hot water splashing during agitation.

I got four skeins of Paton's Classic Merino in Denim on clearance at Michael's for three dollars a skein:
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I'm still not quite sure what I'm going to do with it, but it will be felted. Some sort of purse. Messenger bag, maybe.

3 comments:

Naomi said...

oh, that looks like fun. I've been wanting to knit a bag/purse and felt it for a while now. Um, never have. The only thing I've knitted is dish cloths. LOL. Can't wait to see what you come up with. :D

Lisa said...

that patons classic wool is wonderful (i've never felted it, but I like to knit with it...)

Rachel said...

I know I am a weirdo, but I actually love that smell. I think it is kind of like how some people like the smell of gasoline or magic markers, both of which make me want to hurl.