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« on: March 20, 2006 04:54:12 PM »

Hi!  I really love all of the unique, creative, and crafty ideas on this site.  I just finished my first felting project, "Yorik"   from the Fall '05 issue of Knitty.  I was surprised how long it took to felt!  I used 100% Peruvian wool and I threw that sucker in the washing machine about half a kabillion times with no luck.  The best method I found so far is alternating felting by hand in very hot and very cold water.  I used rubber dishwashing gloves with those no-slip ridges on the palms, I think that helped speed up the felting process.  Another thing I learned:  white/ light colored yarn may not felt... at all!  if it has been bleached.  Hmm...  So that's why I settled on the white/gray mix which my favorite 'knitting store lady' insisted still had some pigment in it.  And it did!  I added a pink bow for cuteness factor; and the only reason the 'boy' skull's eyes look black is from shadow. 
So, what do you think?

« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006 04:55:50 PM »

Thats really cool, I love it. The bow looks so cute.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006 05:02:34 PM »

yes i realize that scarves aren't technically 'alive', but you know what i'm saying here. i want one of those but across the long scarffy part i want it to say "alas, poor yorick" in black. i don't know how to knit/felt things. it was explained to me once but went right over my head.
but yeah, i assure you that i'm banging my head against my desk in a jealous fit.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006 06:57:27 PM »

Awesome! Yours is the first Yorik scarf I've seen.

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nice head...i think i'll take it.

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006 07:59:24 PM »

ooooh i love how yours turned out!  and the addition of the little pink bow is fantastic Cheesy  sooo cute Cheesy

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