Early this morning I got as far as weaving in the ends on my Chanel-like jacket. I wore it to work without the buttons on the cuffs; it was a hit and it was warm. The basket weave stitch went over well. I am excited and proud of the jacket.
I am working on a hat for a friend of mine. It will be a beret. I am using a merino wool and nylon blend.
I recently completed a similar hat using a Lamb’s Pride wool or wool blend. I have misplaced the ball band and have had to instruct my friend to hand wash the hat. I try to keep to keep a ball band in the bag in which I keep the project and the tools for completion of the project. When that fails I have no reference for washing instructions.
I…almost always send a ball band with the completed project to the intended wearer so that he/she will know how to clean the project.
Summary: Keep your ball bands and include a ball band with the completed project for the wearer.