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 skeins....total of 48 ounces of yarn. So my stash has been depleted a bit.