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:
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.


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.