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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Fade experiment!!

Love the colours, hate the fade!!
Well I had a good look round and found someone who said to try and set the colour by soaking the dishcloth in vinegar and water for about 30 mins and then rinse.

So does it work???

Here's a picture of a newly crocheted dishcloth and a first time washed dishcloth after having the colour 'set' as per the method above.

It isn't perfect but there is definitely less fade this time then on previous dishcloths.
Whether I need a stronger solution or whether this is as good as I'm going to get it, I don't know. I'll try the stronger one on the above dishcloth and see whether it improves!!

So since my last post I've crocheted a round scarf to go with my fingerless gloves.
This is in the same yarn, purple chunky but I did it in a lacy pattern as it's going to be wound round my neck a few times, so I don't want it too hot and heavy.

I also knitted a scarf from like an eyelash type yarn. Having got three quarters of the way through the 3rd ball, I dropped a stitch and can't get it back to pick up, due to the type of yarn it is.
I must have undone about 10 rows and have only succeeded in dropping more stitches, so it looks like the whole thing will have to be unravelled and reknit. I am so fed up!!!  All that work for nothing!!!

So I decided to do something completely different and picked up my thread doily I was working on many moons ago.  (I put it on my blog back then).
It only needed the last two rounds on it, but I had started this way back last year when I was a new crocheter and my tension is much different now.  Of course this meant I unravelled the lot and have started afresh.
So I have laid the doily, as far as I am at the moment, on the book with the doily is is going to be in the picture at the top. Hopefully once finished and blocked it will look much more like the way it should!!!
I'll update as it grows.

I was given some blue yarn by a friend, so I plan to do some fingerless gloves for my eldest son. I'll hopefully start them by the beginning of next week.

So I hope all is well with all of you.  Take care!!



  1. I use vinegar in my wash on my black items. Keeps them black and never fades to gray. Waiting to see the pics of the doily when you get it finished. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Vikki

  2. I'll have to keep that vinegar trick in mind.

    Happy Thanksgiving. :)


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