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.