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melissafairy08
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2007 01:00:22 PM »

Oh yeah, it really is true that you "block" the Touch Me yarn by machine washing it and machine drying it. I was SOOOOO scared to try it but after confirming online, and with three different Knitting stores I did it and it came out beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2007 01:07:10 PM »

I did a swatch in Touch Me and washed and dried it (well, actually, it didn't dryu in the dryer as it was in a mesh bag. It just got bunched up so I ended up air drying it) and it looks awful! Scratchy and misshapen.

Maybe it's because I air dried it?
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2007 01:58:36 PM »

I think so. It looked so ugly coming out of the washer I thought I had screwed up. I almost cried. But I used good dryer sheets in the dryer and it came out really nice.

I would have done a swatch but I was going broke on the durned yarn and didn't wanna waste any.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2007 02:23:12 PM »

Did you use a pattern for the fingerless gloves?
I like those!
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2007 02:48:24 PM »

Did you use a pattern for the fingerless gloves?
I like those!

It was from Speed Knitting by Kris Percival. That book is chock full of amazing instant gratification wonders. I gave them to a friend of mine and she promptly posted about 6 pictures of herself grinning and called me brilliant. Needless to say, I knit whatever she wants. Here she is enjoying them:
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2007 03:10:53 PM »

One more question: Did you put your scarf in a mesh bag or something like that or did you toss it in the machines as is? Thanks for your experience and knowledge, by the way!
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2007 03:14:42 PM »

I just tossed it in there. Oh man it was so scary!!!! No problem on the info, I'm just glad everyone likes my stuff AND I got featured in "Hot Projects" Cheesy
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