Okay, it's an icky, dirty garbage can. But what's inside?
Remember those snowmen I knit last year and never got around to felting? Well, I decided to finally throw them in the washing machine this morning. But it didn't work out so well.
First, they didn't felt all the way.
Second, they developed several holes.
Third, they were lumpy and fuzzy and just butt ugly.
So I chalked it up to bad felting karma threw them in the trash.
It's okay. It's a learning experience. I will cast on some new snowmen - but first I'll go down a needle size so they start off stronger. And I won't put in so much stuffing so it doesn't try to bulge out and create holes when I felt them. And I'll put elastics around the neck and waist so maybe they'll hold their shape better.
And if that doesn't work, I'll just toss some more melted snowmen in the trash.