Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Almost Finished

After I finished the sweater for the Red Sweater KAL and was putting my needles away, I noticed something. Let's see if you can tell.

Can you tell? I know that it is very subtle, but the yarn bled off onto my needles. If you can't tell from the pic above, I circled the needles that were affected in the pic below.

Can you tell now?

The sweater is being blocked. It took almost twenty minutes to get the yarn to rinse clear, but I really think I am going to like this one.

The yarn laying across the top is the lifeline I added just in case I decided I didn't like the neck. Though I don't think I am going to have to take it out, I really do like it.

One thing that I did notice while I was blocking this was that I have two projects sitting there waiting to be finished. So, until I finish those two projects, I don't think I will be casting on any other big projects.

I wonder how long it will be?


Sachi said...

Something you can do about bleeding yarn is, when you throw it in water, let it soak with some vinegar for a 1/2 hour. Then rinse the dickens out of it (you shouldn't see any bleeding at this point) and throw lavender smelling wool-wash in to soak for another 1/2 hour. If it still smells of vinegar, let it soak in slightly warm water with hair conditioner. That ought to solve your problem.

Woman who knits said...

WOW!!! I can't believe it bled like that!!! That's crazy. I wasn't sure if my eyes were playing tricks on me in the first photo. I guess not!!!

I can't wait to see the finished sweater.