Monday, April 03, 2006
Kitten has been felted!
We don't know how long the dryer time was, because we weren't really paying attention yesterday morning. I think it's about an hour and a half. Several soakings worth. The fabric shrunk and condensed, but stitches are still easily discernible. We'll see what happens when he gets stuffed.
Photo for relative size pre-felting here.
Other things -- the baby Nalgar for the May office baby sweater got put down midway through the weekend when I realized a size 4 was just too big for this particular yarn. Had I brought smaller sizes of 16" circs with me? No. Restarted last night with size 2s which seem to be better, but this yarn is not going to become a new favorite for me, rather splitty and wimpish.
Himself's gauge swatch is coming along. So far I'm trying size 6 (4.25 mm) with this Mountain Mohair, but I'm not measuring until I finish at least the 2nd repeat of the pattern.