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Old 04-28-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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help! I did something stupid
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?
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
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Make a sweater; several scarves & hats for Christmas :D
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:21 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:25 AM   #4
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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 and make other things out of it as rebecca and nicole suggest, since you don't like the pattern.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #5
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You could make a whole bunch of clogs :D
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #6
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Paton's felts really welll...
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:34 PM   #7
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I immediately thought of felting............clogs, bags............
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:12 PM   #8
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What colors? It would make some lovely felted bags, clogs, hats, etc...
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:05 PM   #9
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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

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?
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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.
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