Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'm not a control freak

I'm really not... but.. I knit a bag and as got ready to go to the laundry room to toss the bag into the scary laundry machine in the laundry room.. I couldn't do it.
I wanted control. I wanted to watch it felt. I wanted to make sure nothing bad happened.
So, instead I invested in a new little plunger that will only be used for crafts.
I took off my shoes. I put hot water into the tub. I put the knitted object into the tub.
And away I went.
Is it bad that I could have saved my self slightly scalded toes, a lot of sweat and sore arms if I had just PUT it IN the washing machine? I guess I care more about this trip to Detroit than I had been willing to admit and I'm taking it out on this poor little felted bag.
But, Damn, it looks cute:)
Finished product picture tomorrow. I promise.


  1. I'm not sure I understand why you had to actually get in the tub too...couldn't you have felted from a distance? Your tub is not so big that you could reach from outside of it :)

  2. or from sitting on the toilet (with the top down, geez)

  3. i don't even know what felting IS!

  4. ok, i just looked up 'felting' and the idea of wet, matted wool is disgusting!

  5. felting gets me wet