Sunday, March 22, 2009

To Felt Or Not To Felt

Well, I finished the wool afghan and then felted it. I think I prefer the unfelted version. It looks brighter and clearer in the picture. The colors are vibrant and the ruffle adds to the salsa flavor but I think felting must be done on solid stitches to be effective. The open weave of the V-stitch in this pattern did not felt like the ruffle. All in all I think I'll stick to my acrylic or cotton yarns. Wool makes me itch plus it is very hard on my hands. I wore white gloves the whole time I was working on this project. It took 12 balls, hanks, or of 48 ounces of yarn. So my stash has been depleted a bit.

1 comment:

VicJoRob said...

Lovely and aptly named: Salsa is a wonderful descriptive name for this Latin American-inspired color scheme. And yes, I can see what you mean about the felting. It has lost a bit of its panache. It looks a bit washed out. So, now we know how to age an item real quick.