Strega's Needles & Hooks

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I suppose it happens to all of us... and indeed it happened to me too....
I had some beige yarn with no ballband (it was wool but I had no idea what percentage) that I knit into a moebius bowl.
Actually it was a moebius band. I just picked up the stitches around the band,
crossed from one side to the other where the moebius crossed, and knit the bowl like a hat.
I did the same with the green one with 15 less stitches.

I threw them into the washing machine to felt. The green shrunk to less than half its original size in minutes; the beige was in for 1.5 hrs and wouldn't felt! Grrrr...
The beige is now in the trash; the green is full of carmels.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

This is a moebius wimple (head covering).
I must have tried 10 times with other yarns before
accomplishing the cast-on. It's tricky!!
I finally decided to use thicker yarn & a larger needle
to see better what I was doing. It helped a lot!
Here is the result.
Knit with 8mm circular, 100cm long.
This Handpaintedyarn is wonderful to knit with.