Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Just knit more socks!

Don't you hate when all of your handknit socks are dirty. Either I need to handwash more often, or knit more socks! And we all know the answer to that.
Well, to solve the washing time...we got a new washer and dryer. Front loaders...so that ends my short but sweet felting career.
My cold feet...waiting for the hand knits to wash...



And the dryer comes with a drying rack!



How cool is that. This is only for cold feet emergencies...it takes about 45 minutes to dry the socks...but there is no waiting for two days for the socks to dry!

Anywho...on the 2006 knitting front:
The back of the Ballet Wrap is complete.



Can I just say that I know chunky knits are only flattering on those who are about a size 0 but...it only took an evening to knit!



Look at how the alpaca fibers flicker in the light!
Come on...I think it will be cute with a tank top and a pair of jeans.

14 comments:

Jeanne said...

Greetings! I have front loader and things seem to felt just fine. Check it out and see. I just make sure that there are jeans or other heavy things to beat the knitted item around :).

Jacqui said...

I also felt in my front loader. I put in on the heavy-duty long cycle though, and run it through twice.

That yarn for the ballet wrap is really pretty!

eastern white said...

wow, nice dryer/washer. especially love the dry rack. ballet wrap is going to be lovely in that color. beautiful!

Emily said...

Yes, you can felt in a front loader...most people just put it on a "short" cycle and check on it when it's done.

I also love the colors of the ballet wrap, and the light the yarn catches. Beautiful!

Purly Whites said...

In my opinion, I think you are now skinny enough to wear chunky knits. Wear it with pride!

Stephanie said...

I'm with Purly - you'll look great in the ballet wrap (and it'll be perfect with jeans and a tank or a skirt, or pants...) I'm drooling over your washer and dryer. What does that say about me? I need to knit more socks too!

grumperina said...

Get those toes covered, pronto! The new Ballet Wrap sure is glittery and pretty!

CATHERINE said...

AHHHH TOO MUCH INFORMATION SISTER

Christine said...

Yep, I felt in my front loader, too. And it seems as if we have the same brand!!!
I just love your knitting and looking forward to lots of it in the new year!

Elemmaciltur said...

Socks! I need to practice and get better at knitting and knit up socks!

Laura said...

More socks! I need more handknit socks!

Your ballet wrap looks fab. And it doesn't look problematically chunky to me. It will look cute with a tank top and jeans.

Stephanie said...

hey you should buy machine washable and dryable sock yarn! :)

SamanthaBobbitt said...

I also have the same brand washer and dryer you have. I felt in a zippered pillow case to protect my machine but it works. I love that washer and dryer! Good idea to use the dryer rack to dry the socks. I hadn't thought much about doing that.

Anonymous said...

I found an easy way to felt sans washer- I had some small bits, trimming for a bag, to do, so I thres them in a warm bubble bath with my two preschoolers and told them to have at it. They did a great job!

Gorgeous job on the fireplace!