Thanks for all your very kind comments about Mermaid!
You mentioned you put the Mermaid in the washer in the spin cycle for a few minutes…is there another reason why you did that other than to dry it out? I always thought that putting a hand-knit object into the washer is a no no.
To block, you soak Mermaid in warm soapy water and rinse, then put it the washer for just the spin cycle to get the excess water out — then lay it out on towels to block.
How sturdy is the fabric? Is it truly jacket-like, with some stiffness, or is it more sweater-like?
It’s jumperweight shetland knitted on size 2 needles — not stiff at all — very sweater-like!
Tell us about the sizing – do you think it would block out larger if you wanted? does it fit right for you? (looks like it does).
I made the size large to accomodate the front porch. It’s a bit large on me, but I like sweaters on the large size. I could definitely have blocked it out larger.
Where can I buy a Mermaid kit?
Google “Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid” and you should find sources. I can tell you that they have at least one Mermaid kit at Knit Happens in the retail store — because I saw it today.
Phyl Does Orange
I think Phyl likes her Autumn Spice.
A mini skein behind the ear is a nice accessory.
Belgian chocolate tastes better when you are clutching orange yarn.
Picking up stitches is far less painful when you have orange yarn on your head.
I am grateful for a friend like Phyl who brightens my life!
Wendy Does Frostrosen Mittens
I completed the first mitten yesterday, and made some good progress on the second mitten today.
The back of the hand:
The palm of the hand:
The right mitten:
Thank you for all your Thanksgiving wishes. Tomorrow I’ll be up to my elbows in pumpkin pie and other good stuff, so WendyKnits will return next week.
A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it!
“I’m thankful for Greenies.”