All of us had our own techniques to shrink them down and wear them out in public without feeling like a kid with brand new white tennies, but what I did was throw them in the pool and let them sit there on the bottom for a week or so.
And then, I'd pull them out, let them dry a bit, and put them on and not wash them for up to six months.
After that, they were pretty good to go. (I was also known to take a nail file to the knees if they still looked too perfect.)
And if you were lucky, you had a boyfriend whose jeans were totally perfect and you'd steal them.
I still dream about my boyfriend's jeans. Not sure what happened to them but those suckers were like pajamas.
So then the Acid Wash jeans came into vogue, along with shoulder pads. *Shudder.*
Fashion is weird.
So, anyway, here's a teaser for a new hat pattern. This one's fun.
It's an allover rib pattern with intentional and totally random dropped stitches. I'm going to call it "The Torn-Up Toque."
The pattern will lay out exactly where I put the dropped stitches, but if you want to, you can totally wing it and put your own in for a custom "torn-up" look.
BTW: Malabrigo Finito. Takes two skeins. Love.
2nd BTW: I recently bought a pair of those shrink-to-fit Levi's. I'm still working on them. They can still stand up on their own. Someone needs to put me to work clearing weeds on a huge hill or I will just continue to give them the evil eye willing them to break themselves in on their own. Oy.