The scarf is just about finished. I haven’t had much time to work on it, but it is one of those mindless projects that can be picked up and worked on for a couple of minutes here and there – I really like that. I received an email from Berroco featuring this pattern yesterday. I think this just might be my next mindless project. I was thinking of maybe using some Cascade 220 that I have in the stash for this. Since I am no expert at all in felting, can any of you give me some idea of how important needle size/gauge is for a bag such as this? Normally I wouldn’t give it a second thought, but with my luck the bag will come out looking like a pasta bowl – and I have no intention of irritating the “Black Cloud Gods” – if you know what I mean?!
The information for Vibe (which is what the bag is made out of) is as follows:
Fiber Content 64% Wool, 36% Nylon
Gauge 2.75 sts=1″ 11 sts & 12 rows =4″ (10cm)
Needle Size 15 (US) 10 mm
The Cascade 220 is :
5 sts = 1″ with size 7 needles
41/2 sts=1″ with size 7 needles
I can play around with it, but if any of you have suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated considering it is STILL January and my cloud has not left me yet 🙂
The puppy is improving, thank God! and thank you all for your well wishes, they were greatly appreciated! It’s amazing how “poop” can take over your life when you have children and pets! lol
One more question for you – I have been playing around with the blog lately, can you let me know if it takes longer than usual to load? I don’t want to tie people up waiting for my page to load – time is precious.
Well, I’m off to balance the checkbook, pay bills, do laundry, cook something for dinner and then work. Hopefully, I will have a bit of time to catch my breath before Monday hits. Have a great Sunday and thanks again for all of your kindness and support!