Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blanket blues

The one blanket that needed just a border is still giving me fits because, well, borders roll.  I have tried several solutions, none very satisfactory, and finally settled on two rows of applied i-cord.  Three rows would be better, but I just don't have the yarn.  Hopefully, a little blocking will go a long way.

And then there is this:

I decided to block the pieces of the other blanket, but when I put them into the washer to soak, I noticed a pile of handknit socks nearby.  Thinking I would kill two birds with one stone, I threw the socks in with the blanket pieces.  A little voice in the back of my head said something about the red socks bleeding, but I ignored it.  STUPIDLY ignored it.  There are products out there to remove dye stains, but I'm afraid they will remove the aqua along with the pink.  Any suggestions?

I was not stupid enough to process the Blu jean pieces with the blanket because, well, HOT water in the washer?  And HOT drying in the dryer?  Even I knew better.

The pieces did shrink a bit, as expected.

And the denim fabric faded a bit as well.

At least some things go according to plan.

1 comment:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

If you can't get the stains out - you could always dye the blanket blocks a darker colour