Thursday, January 3, 2008

Vintage Velvet

There's a yarn called Touch Me that is so true to its name. One look at this yarn and it calls to your 'touch senses'. Let's face it; there's the velvety look that looks so inviting, not to mention the incredible sheen this yarn has. I've been on a mission since New Year's Eve day to get this beautiful reversible cabled scarf done by Saturday (1/5/08). Yes, I did get the date right without having to retype! Thanks to Lisa Daniels, designer of this luxurious piece, for keeping my fingers busy during the BCS bowl games. You can find Lisa's pattern in Scarf Style.

Project progress: I'm 1/2 way through the 4th ball of yarn. It takes 5. Looks like I will be paying my washing machine a call tonight. Oh, did I mention this scarf is felted? That's how one keeps Touch Me from worming over time. Worming is a chenille's (and other fibers) tendency to pull away from your work and coil on itself. This happens as the yarn is twisted during the knitting process. In the case of Touch Me, there's 28% wool in the yarn. So, go ahead and wash your piece (let it go through the spin cycle as well). Sure, it will look like a total waste of your time and money when you take it out of the washer. But don't despair (leap of faith here - you know what I mean by this). Put it in the dryer and set on low heat until try. You'll be amazed and quite pleased with the results!

2 comments:

CresceNet said...

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CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.