I have been feeling a wee bit crafty as of late. I have been thinking of making some wool longies for Harris for when the weather turns, because I would really like to put him back in cloth overnight. I went to the thrift store and purchased a 100% wool sweater, with the intention of "felting" it. I have never intentionally felted anything before (actually, I think that the actual term for it is "Fulled"...???...) but I read a few simple tutorials, and thought I would give it a try. After washing the sweater in hot water in the washer, there was no change. Then I decided to try the "boil it" method, where you literally boil the sweater with mild agitation. Still nothing! I boiled the thing for 30 minutes! The sweater looks as un-felted as it did when I bought it at the thrift! So, what the heck am I doing wrong? I looked at the tags carefully, thinking that maybe I had purchased a "superwash wool" which has been chemically treated to not felt, but I found nothing that mentioned that. The tag even says not to machine wash, and to dry clean only. Any crafters out there have any suggestions for me??
By the way, here is a belly shot! This is the first belly shot that I have taken of this pregnancy, and I am pretty happy with it! This is me at 25 weeks! Only 15 weeks to go! Wahoo!!
And, of course, I couldn't leave out a cute pic I snapped of the Boy, the dog, and the Mommy!