A while back I blogged about the failed Christmas present for Nick, which felted so badly I had to throw it away. Well, I knit it, or them, again, and felted them with much caution this time - and they worked out fine this time!
I had been secretly working on something nice for Nick, and finally got it done and threw it into the washing machine to felt.
And did it felt! In the middle of the cycle I took it out, but it was alreade felted useless - a ball of felt rather than the object it should have been. Shit! Hours of work (and expensive 100% wool) went to the trash. I was so disappointed! Crap.
Me, too, went to the Knitting and Stitching show in Dublin RDS last weekend. It was my first time there, and I had heard a lot about it.
I thought it was nice, expensive, but quite ok. Most knitters do say, though, that it was much worse this year, than ever before.
Well, I paid dearly to get in, 15 euro is a bit much I think, but there were a lot of nice exhibitions and guilds presenting their work in there. Also many sellers, even though I really didn't go there to buy stuff, but to have a nice day at a knitting fair.
While Nic was on the road, I decided to knit and felt him a pair of bootees, or houseshoes, or how do you call them. See, my sister had knit and felt these bootees for me, and they are of course especially warm and comfortable on our cold floors. So Nic had asked for a pair.
While in Finland, me and my sister went hunting for the same yarn she had knit mine with, but unfortunately that wasn't available in the shops we had access to. So I decided to risk it, bought a few other sorts of felting wool and started experimenting after returning to Ireland.