Medieval Torture Device
But in reality, a mitten being worked on double pointed needles, added to which is a stitch holder of fierce sharpness. This is #2 of a pair of mitts I am making for my nearly-brother-in-law, who, as a trumpet player, has a vested interest in keeping his hands warm in the vicious Toronto winter. I attempted to felt the first one (in the washing machine), to no avail. At least I don't think it looks like it was supposed to, and it's still semi-freakishly long. I'm going to try the old-fashioned version of beating it up by hand in the sink full of hot soapy water. We shall see. Worst case scenario, I'll work more bewitchery of stitching to make it a tiny bit shorter (already did that on the first one because I hate the pointy topped mitts).
by at February 11, 2006 6:38 PM
I felt things in the washing machine before, too, I just had to root around a bit, and then eventually I felt them. I felt some things in the sink, too, but that's easier cuz the sink is more shallow and ya can see the things you're tryin' to felt.
Posted by: Kenneth on February 13, 2006 10:54 AM