I recently did a wooly wash day. I was so proud of myself for washing and restocking my hand knits drawer. All this cold weather has really had me digging in there lately! But as I was putting away socks I found a problem. I might have uttered something worse but adjacent to “oh yarn balls”….
Guess who didn’t citric acid treat her finished TurtlePurl yarn socks? This girl! Even though I KNEW the white was next to red and despite the talent of any given dyer that red dye can be a fickle mistress.
It’s so subtle at this point. But I know the white is no longer the bright white it was when I knit them. Sigh…. I’m still going to wear these and I’m not mad at the dyer. I should have known better. I’m just mad at my sleep deprived mommy brain.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to citric acid treat them to stop it from getting worse. Or just let it do what it’s going to do. Right now they are in time out until I decide. Oh Yarn Balls!!
Ugh I’ve been guilty of that a few times too:(
Bummer! Do you mind explaining how you citric acid test? Or point me to a resource?
I follow Jasmine of the Knitmore Girls directions. http://www.betterthanyarn.com/2014/10/problems-and-solutions.html?m=1#dyefix
I find hand dyed wool the worst to work with… Of course, I’m still a knitting novice. One time is enough for me to say “no thanks” to purple hands. I’d hate to imagine what washing it would be like. You’re braver than I am. 😁
they look amazing, dont be so hard on yourself.
As someone new to dyeing my own yarn that’s really useful to know. I like how they look, but I guess if they run again you may get patches rather than the subtle bleed you have now.
Augh! I’ve had that happen too. Still still look great, though!