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Color fading

Yesterday as I was knitting on the 4×2 rib socks, I wondered whether the yarn was going to bloom when washed.  It is Sockotta, a cotton/wool blend and feels kind of scratchy.  I rinsed the finished sock.  Didn’t use any soap or anything, just rinsed.  The yarn bloomed nicely.  Really softened up.  But, the colors faded drastically and the green ran, giving the socks a greenish hue.  Now I know why my Brittany needles are turning green.

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I hope everyone has a safe New Year’s Eve.  This year, just like every other, I have a date with a jigsaw puzzle.  Keeps me off the streets and out of trouble.

 

 

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