It took me a lot more time to make than I first contemplated. At first sight it looked easy peasy, but the threads are sooo fine and delicate that you make each stich with careful attention.
|Would I felt it or not ?|
|it is a bit hard when you put it around a bare neck|
After it was finished, I was hesitant to wash and felt it. When I put it around my neck, it wasn't very comfortable. The steel thread was irritating my skin just a little. Perhaps I'm over-sensitive...
So I decided that it would probably be softer when felted. I very gently washed it, careful not to use a lot of force on the merino, with very soft flakes of natural marseille-soap.
|felted and drying in the wind|
And this is the result : I am very pleased with it. A great diffence with before, my neck doens't hurt anymore. It does feel a lot softer, and still has that funny capacity of staying in any shape you pull it. It's like the steel thread has dissapeared into the merino, and in stead of the 2 threads, it's now just one fullness. (does that word even exist in English ? But you know what I mean)
Anyway : I like it !
|here you see that the red part is softer|
|I can pull it in any form I want|