I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you to welcome your 60th year. How nice!
sweater you made looks lovely and will likely be useful for our work
together. I would recommend washing it, by itself, with your usual
laundry soap, in warm wash, warm rinse and drying it in a warm (not
hot) dryer. Mohair tends to felt really 'hard' sometimes binding the
front and back of the sweater together and getting very dense. Even if
this happens to your sweater we can use it in places. If you stay away
from hot/cold temperature shocking of the fibers I think you will get a
nice soft texture.
Thank you for your nice email.
Sincerely, Crispina ffrench
4 September 2009 9:04pm EDT
have been a fan for a very long time (and own one of your throws).I am
thrilled to see that you are offering a sweater workshop at Kripalu
because, if all goes according to plan, this is where I choose to spend
my 60th!! birthday.
I'm writing about the sweater that I'll be
bringing with me. I knit it from terrible itchy mohair,when I was 16
years old. I've attached a photo.
I had already decided that I
would felt it down and make something useful out of it, eventually, but
this seems like a perfect opportunity.
My question: does this sweater appear to be suitable and should I try to felt it before I arrive?