I can’t believe a whole week has come and gone and it is back to Finish or Frog Friday! It is crazy, isn’t it?
This week’s project is a scarf I started in September of 2006. (I know that because the sales receipt was in the bag with the yarn.) When I worked at a LYS, there was this brand of yarn that we had SO MUCH OF, but people rarely bought. I felt sorry for it the way I used to feel worry for yellow crayons. (Yes, I used to go out of my way to use yellow so it wouldn’t feel neglected–little did I know that someday, I would have a child whose favorite color is yellow (Agent J)). So the poor sorrowful yarn was Gedifra Techno Hair Oro in pink and silver. I bought black and pink Gedifra Fashion Trend to combine with it to make a striped scarf. (I was trying to mimic a scarf I saw at Limited Too.)
I was pretty sure that this was going to be a Frog week, but I consulted with Snickerdoodle for a second opinion:
Hummm… decisions, decisions…
OK! Let’s frog this baby!
Yes, I’m a beautiful cat and I know it.
Time for a little yarn snuggle.
A little frogging frenzy is good for a kitten.
Yarn! Glorious Yarn!
What? It’s over already?
Update on Frog it or Finish it Friday Episode 2:
Felted Bag for Agent J is finished and Felted! Woot!
Also – my new washer felts just fine. Yay! I used an assortment of cycles so I’m not sure the quickest route to success, but next felting project I will swatch and test different options. So if you are thinking of getting an LG front loading steam washer, you can be rest assured, that it does felt. (What it doesn’t do is a solo spin cycle which really sucks. It does rinse and spin, but not just spin…). First I threw the bag in for a speed wash with a load of misc things on hot. Next, I put it through a rinse and spin by itself. There was a little shrinkage at this point but no real felting. My washer does have a sanitary cycle that uses very hot water, but it takes literally hours for it to run so I didn’t really want to try that one. Then I had an idea. The steam cycle is only 20 minutes and it gets very hot. I ran it through 3 times and it turned out great! There is still some stitch definition, but it turned out to be a good size.
Post-felting: the i-cord felted exceptionally well.
I can’t get J to pose with her bag at the moment (she is up to something involving Sharpies) but here she is with the prefelted bag on Tuesday:
Have a great weekend if I don’t get a chance to post again, and please remember to stay tuned for next Friday when I once again either frog something or finish something.