A million years ago (like, three), I threw together my first striped project. A simple garter stitch ‘Mexican’ style scarf for Hubbo. Now don’t ask me why I call it ‘Mexican’ — the stripes just sorta remind me of those awesome Zarape blankets you can buy at the border crossing. Anyhoo, I don’t remember what the yarn was — something cheap — but it was 100% wool. Hubbo thought it was nice and promptly stuffed it in our foul weather gear locker. When it was cold, he might bring it out but not always. No biggie — it was uncommissioned.
Then I accidentally chucked it in the wash because it was smelling funky. I have no idea what I was thinking. I obviously don’t need to tell you what happened.
Felt city. But after the initial “DOH!”, I realized I liked it much better lightly felted. It has more heft, looks more ‘together’ and is warmer. Hubbo likes it better too, as you can see here. Luckily I knitted it up extra long to begin with so the length is still substantial.
Hey! Is that a Malabrigo toque on his tiny little head?