Michael Shepherd


Michael Shepherd
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I Love Knitting

Hobbies & Games > Im So Annoyed.

Im So Annoyed.

I spent all day yesterday knitting a bag which was going to be my first ever felted project, I knitted the body in a really nice beige merino and the sides and bottom and handle in a brown flecked Yorkshire tweed. well I finished the bag and sew it up ready for felting today, the time comes it goes in the washing machine on a 95'C wash take it out and the brown tweed has felted and looks great but the beige merino hasn't so in it goes for another cycle and again no felting so in again this time I decide to add a fast spin and nothing it came out and STILL the beige has not felted so I was just about to start swearing at the washing machine so I went to look on the Internet for a solution and boy is my face red. Apparently you can't felt wool if it is "superwash" as it has been pre treated so it wont felt. It is now in the bin and im back to working on my odments scarfe for a friend.

This is me with my knitting I think knitting causes premature ageing lol. (not really me)

posted on Sept 20, 2010 6:27 AM ()


well I DID want to learn to knit, now...not so much LOL love the photo, why were folks back then so full of joy? Need more bran perhaps
comment by anacoana on Oct 7, 2010 6:12 PM ()
i cant believe how many knitters are on here we should have an annual knitting holiday at troutbend cabins lol
comment by janeway4eva on Sept 22, 2010 2:49 PM ()
Wouldn't that be fun! Wish it was next week. The weather is very nice just now, a little warm for my taste, but the leaves are turning color and it's a pretty time of year.
reply by troutbend on Sept 26, 2010 4:07 PM ()
Can you frog the merino or did the tweed bond with it?
I tried to felt some wool that wasn't labeled. Live and learn.....hopefully.
comment by nittineedles on Sept 22, 2010 11:20 AM ()
well i got rather annoyed with it and threw it soaking wet into the bin lol
reply by janeway4eva on Sept 22, 2010 2:48 PM ()
Nice picture... There are so many knitters on this board, I'm quite impressed.
comment by justme on Sept 22, 2010 9:46 AM ()
Well shootz! Now that you mention it, that scarf I tried to felt that didn't do so well was probably superwash yarn and I didn't pay any attention; all I did was make sure it was 100% wool.
comment by troutbend on Sept 20, 2010 2:13 PM ()
same here i didn't think to ask if it would felt i just assumed because it was 100% pure new wool it would felt lol
reply by janeway4eva on Sept 20, 2010 2:17 PM ()

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