It’s no secret that we adore Quince&Co’s Baby Duck Booties, look how cute they are! A wonderful pattern in equally wonderful Chickadee.
I’m not normally an orange fan, but I quite like the combination of it with orange and brown. I’ve had several people in lately who love it too, but have wondered if there are other possibilities for colors– especially if they want it to be more gender specific. Well, my lovelies, I’m more than happy to share some of the colorful discoveries I’ve made while pondering these requests!
We carry quite a lot of Chickadee, so this list is by no means complete. If you’d like to try out this pattern in different colors, I’d be happy to help you go on your own color adventure!
After a two-swatch experiment, I’m very excited to announce my findings in regards to hand felting our new Galway Worsted!
As you can see, I only knit a small swatch. I knit them on US #3 dpns despite the recommended US #8. I prefer to have a tighter fabric for my felted objects so the stuffing doesn’t show afterwards. The verdict?
Compared side-by-side, you can see that it shrank a fair amount, but I love it! It only took about 3 alternations between hot and cold water with a generous amount of liquid soap to get it as felted as it is in the photo. It wasn’t too rough in my hands while I did it, and there doesn’t appear to be too much of the stitch definition left. I’m sure if I went at it a little longer, it could be gone completely. I’m definitely be excited to see how it fairs in future non-swatch felting projects down the road!
Some of you may remember my yarn quest– that is, making test swatches for how well our yarns felt (or don’t felt) by hand. I’m sure they would felt better in the washing machine, but because I knit a lot of dolls I prefer to sculpt the yarn and wool stuffing as I felt. Now that we’ve acquired Galway Worsted, I have yet another yarn to test! I’ll be knitting this swatch on US 3 (it’s recommending US 8s) and am hoping for good results. I’ll be sure to let you all know in my next post how it goes!