|Hat, cowl and gauntlet ensemble in merino and silk|
The hat almost but didn't quite work, though I was delighted to find such a close colour match in this beautiful handmade ceramic button. I think it would have been perfect but I didn't quite make it tall enough for my long thin head.
|Hat band with handmade button|
|Manos Silk Blend 30% silk 70% merino|
....which is just as well given last week's wash cycle disaster or I would have cried....
Behold 2 gauntlets. The one on the left was washed at 40 degrees on the wool wash cycle. Let's call that the CONTROL. The one on the right was washed at 30 degrees on the synthetics cycle. Apparently it is not the water temperature that matters but the amount of agitation in the wash cycle. The CONTROL gauntlet still fits perfectly. The tiny gauntlet does not.
The sheepish perpetrator of this mishap tried to pitch this to me as a scientific phenomenon of wondrous intrigue . He had invented felt and the secret is agitation. We had both learned some useful lessons.
|Tiny felt gauntlet|
|Gauntlets - wool wash and synthetic wash|