Sunday, December 03, 2006


Hmm, it seems that felting and blogging about felting concurrently is not a good idea for myself (even though my computer was 2 feet away from the washing machine in the kitchen)... only by dumb luck did I end up with a perfect size 7 women's slipper for my 13 yo niece. The first cycle ran through and then suddenly I heard spinning, stopped the machine, checked the slippers (which were still a size 10) and reset the washer. Next thing I knew, I noticed that the washer wasn't running at all - the water had already drained out, so apparently, I can be totally oblivious to my surroundings. When I checked the slippers after the second cycle, they were a perfect size 7. Yay!

I was a lot more careful about timing and setting a timer the first and second time around for this pattern but I caught on to the fact that checking the slippers after 10 minutes was much too soon to expect them to be done. I also figured that since I'm right here, again, TWO feet from the washing machine that I might, oh, say, notice the ambient noise.


Blogger Lauren said...

Ah felting is so inexact. It's nice that the felting goddesses were looking out for you on these. Have you memorized the pattern yet? I found it difficult to memorize.

12:57 PM, December 03, 2006  
Blogger barbp said...

Thanks for the info on the odor eaters - I never would have thought of it.

I made a felted hedgehog a couple months ago and had a fight with my washer over it. I'm glad yours is working for you pretty much painlessly.

Keeping my fingers crossed for that Cascade to get wound right after Christmas!!!

9:15 PM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Zarzuela said...

Never would have thought of the odor eaters thing! Very cool. And yeah, that whole being right there and not noticing... that's how I felted a certain cabled sweater. :( Good luck with all those slippers!


8:59 AM, December 06, 2006  

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