Archive - Jan 25, 2007 - Blog entry

felting

I am trying to learn how to felt. I want to try wet felting, not knit felting (though I may do that one later), and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. If so, I would like to hear from you. Let me know if you have any tips on how to do it well, what tools to use, and where to buy what I need.
I experimented today with a small piece of roving by just rubbing it in the palm of my hand and it worked. I need more info though. Thanks, Scott

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illustration of finished technique for knittingbob

I added width to the sleeves of this sweater in the method I mentioned in my post to your blog concerning a too skinny knit-in-the-round sweater. You'll have far more room to work with than I did with the sleeve...but you can see the finished effect: It makes a nice accent.

If anyone is interested, this sweater was knit with Reynolds One ply Candide (discontinued, but similar to Jamieson's one ply) knit double with Plymouth brand sport weight Natural Indecita Alpaca. The accent is Brunswick ballybrae tweed. The sweater is over 20 years old, and as you can see, has worn beautifully: It's one of my favorites.

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Progressive Shawl - Mark III

It's all Baxternits fault. At least that's who I'm gonna blame.

First I knit the Progressive Shawl - design by Cynthia of Baxterknits. Then, because she said I could, I knit the Progressive Square.

and now - if that weren't enough - I am in the throes of knitting the Progressive as a circular! 13 rows to go before I start the edge.

And you know what is worse? she's got at least two other projects in the works.

ADDENDUM: 1/26 - only 1200 (as of 1:50 -eastern) 800 stitches to go before starting the edge...

and again: really bad photo attached - 1/4 of circle still to cast off/edge.