January 5, 2011
Happy Felt, Sad Felt
I love the boiled wool slippers I got this Christmas, especially as they feature the sheep. The sweater next to them used to fit my 18 year old son, until he forgot it was in his dirty clothes bag and threw it in the laundry with every thing else. For the record, he is very sad about this too. He looked very handsome in that sweater. It has a new life ahead of it now, as yet undetermined.
Happy Wool Year -Tina surprised me with 4 oz. of this mystery wool. I don't think I have all the details straight, but somebody else recently brought it from Portugal, and its been sitting around for 20 years. Its a little sticky, but not bad and I think I can spin it up, or at least felt it. Looks like 4" staple, bold wavy crimp, finer than I expected. (Edit: I've been corrected, it came from Portugal 20 years ago)
I think I need a set of wool combs.