Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lesson of the week

I learned something very important this weekend.

WASH YOUR SWATCHES.

After a gentle soak in hot water with wool wash, my Tangled Yoke Cardigan is now gigantically huge. Machine washing and drying are in its future to help it regain its slightly fitted shape, but I'm wearing it right now, and it's ginormous. It's not even baggy-sweater comfy. If machine washing and drying it doesn't fix it, it'll be taking a trip to the frog pond, I fear.

About the Hourglass Sweater - it's done, it's comfy, it's been worn once, and it's been washed, and it's still the same size. I like it quite a bit.

More writing and pictures later when I'm not tired and crabby about amazing growing sweaters.

3 comments:

Beverly said...

Oh no! How frustrating! It looked so cute on you. I hope machine washing will fix it. I wouldn't expect much felting because of the silk so maybe it'll work. I hope so! My TY is on hold. I'm not liking the fabric - too loose. I think I'll have to use US 3s too. So for now, I'm making Ribby Cardi!

ellen said...

Oh - all that work...I hope your washing will solve the problem.

Linda said...

Oh. No.

Crossing my fingers for you.