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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Lucky find?

I was passing a charity shop the other day, these boys were sitting in the window and, wouldn't you know it, they ended up coming home with me. It IS wool, but that kind of itchy, scritchy wool that feels as if it still has some lanolin in it. Either that, or it's been stored in the back of a chip shop. Nice.
I'm being unusually sensible I'm going to do my gauge swatch and machine wash it. If it doesn't come up to scratch - or should that be if it doesn't loose it's scratch - it will be continuing on it's journey via the next charity shop I pass. Lifetime's supply of dodgy wool anyone?

4 comments:

Dianne said...

I'm searching for a fiber artist named Sally Webster with whom I used to correspond back in 1999. She owned a gift shop. Also, she was working on City & Guilds creative embroidery.

Have I found her? If not, that's ok. I enjoyed reading your blog!!

Grumpy said...

Yes Dianne, I am that masked woman!

Paulene said...

Sally, could this be the kind of wool that would felt well after knitting/crocheting?
Expect you'll find out if you are going to machine wash it!

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Hi Sally

You will find that the yarn is oiled to go throught the knitting machine. When washed after making..... it is lovely and soft. Have Fun.

Maggie