On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

BEARable Shrinkage

I decided to take a little break from mittens. Yes, I know . . . I should at least finish the pair that I am on. Don't worry . . . I will . . . just not this week. 

I thought this brown would make a great bear.
It's 100% wool.
For some reason I decided to make a felted bear. I'm not sure what I will do with it when it's done . . . maybe sit it next to me and have it watch me finish my mittens! I'm going to use the Fiber Trends pattern for The Marigold Bears. Go ahead and do a search for them on Ravelry. They are pretty cute. 

When you felt it's important to make sure you are using all natural fibers. Wool, mohair or alpaca are all good choices . . . or a blend of them is fine. Just don't use any superwash wools or anything with synthetic fibers in them. They won't shrink/felt. (Just think of any of those nice yarns that would shrink your sweater to a doll's size if your husband did the wash).

I'm going to wind it tonight . . . tomorrow I'll cast on.

Stay tuned. I'll show you my bear as it progresses.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

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