Friday, August 08, 2008


The Creatures of the Reef shawl is in the washer for its soak…blocking soon…can’t wait…!!!!

(Um, by the way…I have one of those ultra-fancy front-loading washers with the ‘hand wash silk’ setting? Just in case you’re yelling, “ACK! No! Don’t put your LACE in the WASHING MACHINE!!!!” Just one of fourteen-loads-a-week worth of reasons I lurrrrrve this new washer - I've been able to just toss even my finest silk lace knitting in there to wash and soak before blocking, and it has NEVER felted, shredded, mangled or otherwise eaten it!) (whiiiiiich is actually a problem, if you WANT to felt...I have to use several old towels and put it through, like, 40,000 times to get the job done...fortunately, I'm not all that fond of felting...there...I said's true...I'm an old fashioned knitting-should-look-like-knitting type! If I wanted an Army blanket look for my purse, darn it, I'll buy an Army blanket, cut it up and use THAT.) (I'm babbling. I'm so excited. I can't wait to see this shawl all blocked...squeeeeee!)


Yarnhog said...

Yay! Can't wait to see it!

I have an agitator-free top loader, which I bought because of its "canyon capacity" drum. It also won't felt anything either, but I still don't have the nerve to throw in my handknits.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, happy dance, happy dance, I can hear your little feet pitter-patter on the floor in front of the washer!