Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Experiments in Felting

I gave up for the moment trying to knit my new digital camera cozy in the round. So I knitted up a couple of swatches to felt to try to figure out how big to knit it.

The bottom one was felted in washing machine. That was 10 minutes in the machine. The top one was felted by hand in the sink. That took approximately 4 minutes. Clearly the handfelted one turned out better. The wool being used is Lion Wool, and it felts up very well! So I will be knitting up a square, sewing it up and then handfelting it for my camera cozy.