Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Another Fallacy Exposed!
Who says you can't use a front loader to felt? I am telling you, this bag has sat here for months and months. I tried to full it three times in the old top loader and NOTHING I tell you. The bag was ginormous-15" wide x 12" tall with a long strap. I used about 660 yards of wool for it. Shakespeare or something-unspun looking wool. Bought it off Ravelry. I kept saying I would bring it to a laundromat and try it there, but laziness made me not do it.
Anyway, on a lark today, I tossed it in the front loader with a pair of jeans and some soap and it felted. Then I decided to let it go another round-it felted even more (note to self, once is enough). Not any stitch definition, finally! The finished size was supposed to be 12" wide x 10" tall with a 25" strap. It's not dry yet (as you can see by the blocking), but it's only about 10" wide x 7" tall and the strap is a little 20" tops. Although the size is disappointing, I am THRILLED I can finally machine felt again-all that wool sitting upstairs can be used! And I was told it couldn't be done! So there, in yer face old machine-ha! I just wish I had taken a pic before to show the comparison. Next time.