Vintage Velvet is done!
Finished up my Vintage Velvet scarf a couple of days ago and after setting and waiting for it to dry (to no avail, I might add, it's too humid here, apparently), I finally threw it in the drier on low heat for ten minutes and it's finally presentable. :)
I was really worried by how it looked and felt when I pulled it out of the washer (matted and rough, not soft and silky like before), but now that it's finally dry I'm pretty happy with it. If I do it again, I won't wash it for so long to shrink it a teeny bit less, but that's just so that it'll be wider and a bit longer (I could make it longer by stretching it, but then I lose width).
I'll get better pictures of it after drying later and put them up (I'll have to host them somewhere other than my Flickr account due to a glitch that ate up all my bandwidth - damn them - but they'll be up somewhere) but for now I don't have access to my camera and just have a picture of the cables after felting.
I'm seriously considering altering a cabled hat pattern I have to make a matching Vintage Velvet hat, although I'll have to do a lot of math to make sure that it's going to fit correctly after felting (and adjust the needle size and whatnot accordingly). If I do it and it turns out well, I'm going to be a very happy camper and if it doesn't I'm going to be a bit miffed, what with the yarn being $15 a skein and my needing probably 3 or 4 skeins to make a hat and all. I do have a birthday coming up, though, so maybe someone will get me the yarn as a present, then I won't feel quite as bad if it doesn't turn out perfectly.
Labels: Vintage Velvet