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February 24, 2007

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stefaneener

No, no no -- there is something you can do with felted knits to make them "let go." Now if I could only remember which blog I read about it. Hair conditioner? Maybe that was it. Good luck.

~Kristie

AHHHH! I'm "hurting" for you! Thank goodness it wasn't expensive yarn, but oh my gosh all that time that you feel was wasted on it. This is *SO* something I would do. Maybe it's not the worst thing in the world if you can manage to shrink to fit your daughter or make a great bag out of it. You definitely learned some new skills knitting it so it's not a total loss, but oh how awful I'm feeling for you! WAAAA!

heatherly

it is so beautiful! that is so sad that it felted!
have you been treadling? see you thursday! :-)

kendra

Oh my god! That is terrible. I feel so sad for you. All that beautiful work. I hope that soaking it works. It still looks beautiful so I'm sure you will be able to use it in some way.

Sheila

Boy-o-Boy... I feel your pain... like others have said turn it into a handbag and agree that it looks good despite all that it has gone through.

Amanda

My stomach turned when I read the words "Deep V" because I know firsthand what happens to Merino Style when it gets wet. I ended up taking a hairdryer to my Starsky to shrink the sleeves that grew 10" after wet. I am so very sorry- and I would have cried. If you can't wear it I say make a bag with leather handles. I gotta go lie down now...

lisa

Oh, my friend, that is such a shame. I for one, do not think there is anything you can do, once it is felted, it is felted.

But hey - you did the steeks right, the colour work right - so that has to count for something!

I tried not to do things with the kids around - I can WAY TOO distracted too.

Melanie

Hi Lara,

1) I don't know what to say about the Deep V. I would just say in the future, when it comes to wool, keep it away from anything "warm". And make sure you set a timer to go off to remind you it is done soaking...setting the stove timer has saved many a project for me. =)
If all else fails, it will make an excellent purse! Just slap on some cool handles, sew in a neat fabric for lining, and voila! Everyone is going to want one. =)

2) I, like Emily, am dieing to see your finished Flair. I too have done the search for finished ones..and not a single one yet. I really want to make one of my own..but I am not sure if I like it yet. LOL. I know that does not make sense..

3) I posted about it on my blog, but I wanted to let you know that I did recieve the brilla, and it is beautiful! I am going to have to whip out the old crochet hook and make that lace thing from Happy Hooker. Thanks again!

StacyZ

whoa I am so sorry. Can one of the girls fit into it?

Keanalee

I have to tell you that I gasp & say OOH GOD so loudly when I read your post that my husband came in & said "what happened" & I proceeded to show him your posts-though he didn't care--he said "geeze I though someone died or something"
i am so sorry for your loss, can your daughter wear it?

Maryse

Oh no, what a story :( Well, I think you are a great knitter and I really enjoy seeing your projects. Better chance next time!

Robin

Oh no - sorry to hear about the Deep V, but the purse idea is a great one. I guess we all have to make mistakes sometime - now I bet you won't make another mistake for a long, long time as you've had your quota!

Emily

Oh Lara!! I really feel for you! Well, I guess you could save it for when your daughters get older.
I absolutely can't wait to see your Flair! I've been Googling and looking around blogland and haven't see a finished one yet.

Leslie

Oh, you poor thing! I'm agreeing with the purse idea. At least it wouldn't be a total loss, and you did learn some new skills when knitting this, right? I'll laugh along with you.:)

amyh

Soak it again gets my vote...what do you have to lose, right? If not, I second Christy to felt the heck out of it and cut it for a purse.
I'd have cried, myself.

Christy / Not Hip

OH no! I often forget about knits that I leave soaking (and I don't even have the kids excuse), but so far I've been lucky. All I can say is that the pattern still look snazzy, so I would felt it some more and sew it into an awesome purse.

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