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Old 03-14-2006, 03:44 PM   #11
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I just cant get over this bag... its old and needs a good cleaning... but I love it!!

I do have a question about the sweater that was in it... it feels like wool to me, its a wonderful ivory color with thick and thin texture to it. My mom said she remembers washing it after her mom died and it shrunk something awful, I was wondering, would it be possible to try and reblock it? I'll take picture of it tonight.
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:56 PM   #12
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I guess it depends on how much it shrank- or, if the washing didn't felt the fibers together too much, you could recycle the yarn and use it for something new- if you can't use the sweater as it is.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:26 PM   #13
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My mom had one of those! I wonder what happened to it. She probably gave it away since my dad made her a cedar octagon shaped knitting box that has holes in the top for her thread to run through. Speaking of which I haven't seen that one in a while. I think I need to go prowl around in their attic
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:48 PM   #14
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Here is the sweater. I think its wool.. I tried burning one of the lint balls... and it just burned, didnt melt.

It doesnt look too felted to me, but then I'm not too sure what felted really looks like. As for recyling the yarn, I might ask my mom what she thinks. I'd hate to surprise her with a new scarf or something only to hurt her feelings.

I took these in natural light.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:05 PM   #15
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It only looks felted from wear. The rest doesn't look felted at all. What a sweet sweater!
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