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feministmama
09-18-2005, 01:17 AM
So I made one of the Fuzzyfeet from knitty which is basically just a hugungeous sock and then you felt it and it make like a bootie/slipper thingy. Well I made the sock and put it through the wash on hot water with jeans twice and it almost looks bigger! What did I do wrong? How many time you gotta wash this thing.....

feministmama
09-18-2005, 01:18 AM
Oh yeah, I used Anny Blatt 100% wool called Rustique. Very similar to Lamb's Pride

Ingrid
09-18-2005, 01:19 AM
What kind of yarn did you use? :thinking:

brendajos
09-18-2005, 01:19 AM
what kind of yarn did you use? it looks like superwash...

LisaD715
09-18-2005, 01:21 AM
I had to wash my first booga three times before it shrunk. Try washing again and use a cold rinse, I cant remember off the bat who said it, but some wise person here said it "shocks" the yarn.

brendajos
09-18-2005, 01:21 AM
well i just found this thread on knitter's review....


http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=18575


edited to actually add the link that i rudely left off

knitqueen
09-18-2005, 01:26 AM
I just looked up the yarn that you used, and it says machine wash, unshrinkable. SO SORRY that this happened :(

Ingrid
09-18-2005, 01:28 AM
Maybe you can put that beautiful cat in there?

feministmama
09-18-2005, 01:47 AM
I just looked up the yarn that you used, and it says machine wash, unshrinkable. SO SORRY that this happened :(

WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

Do you think I could frog it and use it again?

AidanM
09-18-2005, 01:59 AM
I just looked up the yarn that you used, and it says machine wash, unshrinkable. SO SORRY that this happened :(

WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

Do you think I could frog it and use it again?
Don't know why not. Heck, it's even had a good washing!

brendajos
09-18-2005, 07:56 AM
yeah people frog used sweaters and reuse the yarn can't see how this would be different!

Ingrid
09-18-2005, 09:09 AM
I would absolutely use it again!!


Just not for anything felted. Sorry!

KellyK
09-18-2005, 11:37 AM
OH that SOOOO stinks! Im pouting for you, Femmy! :(

jodstr2
09-18-2005, 12:06 PM
aw :( sorry this happened to you, feministmama. that's gorgeous yarn though. can't wait to see what you make instead :D!

Ingrid
09-18-2005, 12:09 PM
Whatever you make, at least you'll know that you can wash it in the machine without worry!

lisa e
09-18-2005, 01:29 PM
Major bummer..........

Silver
09-18-2005, 01:33 PM
Oh man... that totally sucks. :( They should put a big old stamp on yarn lables that say "Feltable" or "NON-Feltable"... right next to the gauge!

AidanM
09-18-2005, 01:54 PM
Oh man... that totally sucks. :( They should put a big old stamp on yarn lables that say "Feltable" or "NON-Feltable"... right next to the gauge!
Do they even know that we're doing this to their yarn? It's surprising what things companies can miss, even when it's essential to their business. :lol: