Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Shrunk Funk

Look, if ye dare, on my poor Slytherin-colored Horcrux Socks after a cold wash, cold rinse in my front-loader. They are greatly changed.

Felted Horcrux socks

I thought Panda Wool is machine-washable. It isn't. The label specifies handwash, but that detail eluded memory because I didn't think wool and bamboo sock yarn could transmogrify f-f-felt. This yarn can and does, remarkably readily – the felt is as thick as that from worsted-weight yarn. Alas, fatal inattention! Was it for this that I knit these socks!?

In happier days the socks (pictured with pineapple shortbread for Prof. Slughorn) were stretchy and very comfortable, deserving of a bit of extra bother on laundry day – had I only remembered.

Socks and pineapple-shaped shortbread

Excuse me whilst I mourn them. Chat quietly amongst yerselves or have a gander at this sock opera.

P.S. If my Gryffindor parents named me Albus Severus Potter, I'd be worried about being sorted into Slytherin House, too.

10 comments:

Delica said...

What a great link - I needed a good laugh watching those socks sing!

Kim said...

A cold wash, cold rinse did that?!! How awful for you. I'm so sorry. Poor Horcrux socks.

knitseashore said...

Ouch!!! That is such a disappointment. I hope you were able to wear them a few times at least.

susan said...

Repario!

Jeanne said...

Doh! I do this kind of thing all the time - sorry - they were so pretty!

Jessica said...

Eep! That sucks! I feel your pain. I've done that with a lovely shrug and a whole cabled sweater. *sigh*

Devorah said...

Sorry! I've had this happen too many times. :-(

Nancy N. said...

This happened to me with my first socks - I still have them :o)

Sorry about your socks -- wool has a mind of its own sometimes...

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry about your socks! Please accept my condolences.

Deborah said...

Oh horror of horrors. Why don't bags intentionally desiring felting in boiling hot water felt as fast??