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?
I've been working on this for 10 hours so far. Rate of about 1.5 inches an hour. The yarn is some I purchased in Oban, Scotland over a year ago with the intention of making David a sweater. But with only 8 balls, it didn't seem that I'd have enough. So this I found this Aran style vest on Ravelry and am pretty excited about it. It should be done by Christmas. There was a problem with the pattern: the second tier of cables seemed to be missing the first twist, because the chart was missing a row. Other Ravelry members solved the problem by shortening the 2nd tier. I chose to make them all equal.
I recently finished something!! This green heather wool was spun in Scotland, so I guess I've had it only 1 year. I invented the hat pattern, and knitted this up for Keith who has done us so many favors.