View Full Version : help! I did something stupid

Peggy Ann
04-28-2006, 11:11 AM
I bought 14 balls of Patons Classic Merino wool to make an afghan - got about 1/8 of the way through the afghan and decided I didn't like the pattern anymore - but that's not the stupid part -

I didn't realize that the wool was hand wash - so I really don't want an afghan that has to be hand washed and dried flat

now what do I do with all that wool??

any suggestions?

04-28-2006, 11:17 AM
Make a sweater; several scarves & hats for Christmas :D

04-28-2006, 11:21 AM
It's takes about one ball of that to make the Booga Bag. Is there any way that you can return or exchange the wool that you haven't used yet?

04-28-2006, 11:25 AM
I'm making an afghan with all wool. Sure, it's a bit tricker to wash, but I'm glad that it's wool. You could keep it and to clean it put it in the washer and fill it up (no agitation, of course) with Eucalan or some other wool cleaner, then spin and lay flat to dry.

OR, you can take it apart :frog: and make other things out of it as rebecca and nicole suggest, since you don't like the pattern.

04-28-2006, 12:17 PM
You could make a whole bunch of clogs :D

04-28-2006, 12:45 PM
Paton's felts really welll...

04-28-2006, 01:34 PM
I immediately thought of felting............clogs, bags............

Jan in CA
04-28-2006, 02:12 PM
What colors? It would make some lovely felted bags, clogs, hats, etc...

Peggy Ann
04-28-2006, 03:05 PM
The 14 balls are aran - but I just remembered I have about 8 balls of patons classic merino is black also -

I've never felted anything :oops:

so maybe that's what i should do - a really big bag or something?

thanks everyone for your thoughts - I also think maybe I could still do the afghan - I didn't think of the spin cycle in the washing machine - so thanks skater for that idea

But if I make a bag to felt with the aran and the black - do I have to worry about the colors bleeding?

Jan in CA
04-28-2006, 03:17 PM
But if I make a bag to felt with the aran and the black - do I have to worry about the colors bleeding?

Best thing to do is to do a test swatch. Just knit up a sample with both colors..make side by side and mixed and see what happens when felting.

Peggy Ann
04-28-2006, 03:51 PM
good idea, thanks Jan!

04-28-2006, 07:06 PM
you could also try dyeing the Aran balls with kool aid!