Thursday, August 04, 2005
Finally finished the last border on Winter Night #1!! Yay!! It's done! I may have to go back and re-seam some places, though, as the seaming near the beginning of it is pretty loose. I'm also having fuzzy ends of woven-in strands pop up all over it, which I'm not quite sure what to do about. Will have to ask. Anyway, I can officially cross one project off my list! Yay!
Also sent the Booga Bag and accessories through the wash to felt this morning. I sent it through the hot wash/cold rinse twice, and it didn't really look much different. Just like wet wool. I ran some hot water in the bathroom sink, added the teeniest bit of detergent to it, and tried one of the swatches, and it already looks ten times better. I must have forgotten to add detergent to the wash the first time! I did the same to the rest of the pieces, but I am going to run them through the washer (with detergent) one more time as well. I can't do it again right now, as I have to go meet up with John to go over some stuff for the show, so the bag and the pieces are comfortably drying outside whilst I wait for a more convenient time to felt them all yet again. At least the colors are pretty!
Oh, the swatches are because I was pondering the idea of making a varigated multidirectional diagonal scarf for a friend and then felting it to get basically a scarf of very colorful triangle-funky lines. One is the (correct) pattern in garter stitch, the other weird-shaped one is how I *thought* I could adapt the pattern to be in stockinette. The colors didn't varigate as much as I would have liked for the swatches, though, so still not quite sure what I want to do with it.
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