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« on: August 23, 2004 06:30:42 PM »

I've been reading everyone's felting posts & finally decided to try it. My sis wanted a pair of lime mittens but the wool I bought was 3 ply instead of 4 ply & they were way too small for me to felt for her. The 8 y/o saw them without fingers & decided that they were *cool*. Dig it, I crocheted a *cool* thing  Cool. Dang, I think I like that better than the durn gloves Cheesy Anywhoo, I had crocheted a basic mitten pattern using a J Hook but stopped before I did the thumb & fingers. This is the pattern I used. I Worked to Row 20 then did 8 more rows even.
http://adultramblings.therapids.net/mittens.htm

After that, I felted them in the kitchen sink using hot H20 & Dawn dishwashing liquid. I think next time I will use Ivory soap flakes as I heard they work better. The Dawn worked well but it was a touch "slimy" I dried them overnight & *voila* here they are (BTW, notice the green in his hair. I thought it matched the gloves perfectly-it started the summer as blue but the chlorine turned it lime  Roll Eyes )
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Bowmey/FELT4.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2004 09:36:04 PM »

Those are cool!!!!  Love the gloves and the hair!
I've wanted to try felting but afraid I'll make a mess of it.  It's on my "list" of things to do eventually.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2004 07:03:27 AM »

Wow, that turned out great! I have to use the washing machine for felting - the first time I tried to felt something, I did it in the sink, and all I wound up with was a big hairy ball of yarn and scorched hands! Ever since, I've always done it in the machine to keep disaster at bay. You get extra kudos in my book for having your 1st felting project turn out so super awesome. Love that green yarn!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2004 08:20:27 AM »

That's fun! I think I'd use the washing machine too, but I  suppose it's easier to control the shrinkage when doing just the one item by hand. Thanks for the pattern BTW!
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marlodc
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2004 08:33:58 AM »

those are really cool. My daughter would love them. I love the matching hair!!!


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