Monday, July 13, 2009

A week later

And it's still a blob. I didn't have enough yarn for another repeat, so I ripped back to the lifeline and bound off. Probably a week ago. And while not impossible, it's not easy to block something in a hotel room. So the blob is currently residing in the knitting bag in the van!

The other day I started a tank with some stash yarn. And it was turning out really bad. It's a variegated yarn. At first it was striping very nicely. But then it started acting really wierd. The colors were just turning into zig zaggy blobs. So it's waiting for the ball winder to be ripped out and rewound. But! the yarn was turning my hands black while being knit. Tess' Designer Yarns. Read a couple reviews on Ravelry and apparently it is recommended that the yarn be washed....before knitting with it.

I also had the color in the yarn turning my hands black with some socks that rock. I only knit one cuff (out of obviously two). Not sure if I want to rehank and wash that also.

Not having much luck here!


Channon said...

That doesn't sound like fun. I'm of the opinion that I shouldn't have to do anything but wind yarn to knit with it. I have some in my stash that I might have to sell or trade, because it's known to stain fingers and needles.

Bubblesknits said...

I've had some yarn do that in the past. It's irritating, but I'd rather find out that way than when I put it in the wash with my other handknits. (I usually wash most of my handknit socks together.)