So, this is NOT what I was planning on writing for my weekly Yarn along post. I decided to post it, though, as a reminder to those of you who know better (like me) and as a warning to those of you who don’t know any better.
Any guesses what this is a picture of? Here’s a hint. Or, more accurately, can anyone guess what this WAS?
Yes, folks, the item above is my Tuesday Night Cowl that I made with Malabrigo yarn in the color “lettuce” (which doesn’t look at all like the color it appears in this picture).
And, here’s your friendly reminder/warning… not everything can be machine washed. Yes, I already knew this. Yes, I have inadvertently felted things before (wonderful VERY SMALL pair of wool socks). Yes, I was aware this was made of a lovely soft wool. No, I didn’t think about it when we got back from our Shamrock Run and tossed lots of laundry into a gentle wash.
So, my question for you creative knitter types, is what should I make it into now? Wine bottle snuggie? One leg warmer? Sew it closed on one end, add a strap, and call it a purse? Cut it lengthwise, add fasteners, and call it a dog sweater? Other ideas? What do you think?
As for my other knitting, I am still working on my little felted bunny, but it’s knit on size three needles and I must have size 6 knitting fingers… meaning that I’m less coordinated with the smaller needle sizes. Here’s how far along I am now…
Tomorrow we leave on a long drive to warmth for Spring Break, so I’m hoping to make good progress on my Koigu Linen Scarf from a few weeks (months?) ago. I’m enjoying making it, but it’s not a fast project. It will be perfect for taking on vacation. Yay!
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