Finally finished my niece’s Christmas present. She’s allergic to cats, so I had to go a little farther with this than my pains would have liked, heh.
I knitted til 30 stitches around, ran another color bulky yarn through each stitch. Then safety pinned as much as possible up, along with enough yarn to finish the knitting.
Then I ran it in the dryer with a lint sheet, then washed it in ice cold water. I have a room dedicated to being kept clean, so hung it up in there (mental note to self, get my pan out of there, O_o. Needed it to drip into rather than the floor). Left a heater on for half the day yesterday, and popped it in the dryer twice.
Then I ever so bloooooody sloooooooooooowly, picked up each stitch onto my DPNs, and finished knitting it after stuffing. Used a whole bag of stuffing, too, O_o.