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« on: June 30, 2007 04:54:54 PM »

So, I scored this fairy large spool of what looks like plain, heavy worsted brown wool for $1.99 at Value Village (Savers, for the yanks  Cheesy). It's kind of scratchy, and I'm not sure it's enough for a sweater (despite the fact it's wound quite tightly).

What should I do with it? I can't felt anything, because I don't have a washer of my own...

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007 05:07:01 PM »

If you have the stamina you can felt it w/o a washer you just need some hot water, soap and something to agitate what you make.  Make a swatch and give it a try. I was watching knitting gritty where someone used a plunger and bucket to felt a bag so that's possible too.

Do a swatch to see how quickly it will felt and maybe do some of the tests to make sure you really do have wool.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007 07:43:56 PM »

Even if you don't felt, you can still make a pretty nice bag!  If it's scratchy, I wouldn't want to make any kind of clothing out of it at all, or a blanket for that matter.

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007 07:11:41 PM »

i had some horrible "peas and carrots" yarn that i bought at and old, old, yarn store on vacation in NC somewhere. i made the french market bag from knitty, and it is awesome.  they yarn was .50 per ball, and i love the bag.  i gave the other 10 balls to a friend, and she made 2 bags.

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007 11:15:29 PM »

if you soak and clean it with fabric softener it can get pretty soft

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