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Always Wash Dyed Wool Before Wearing

Hey Everyone! 

Today I learned a very important lesson today, and I learned it without doing it the hard way, and without ruining any of my clothes. 

Today I learned that you should always wash dyed wool before you wear it. 

How did I learn this lesson you may ask, well I will tell you.

I had knit up an eyelet scarf with my birthday yarn, so today I decided I would get it washed (which I like to do anyway with wool) and then blocked, so I had taken it down to the wash basin in the laundry room and took my Wrapture wool wash with me, and I went to squeeze it out before rinsing the Wrapture out, and out came this pinkish liquid. I was like “dude! What on earth? Oh the dye bled. At least I am washing it by itself and before I wore it. Dodged a bullet there”. 

Yeah, so the dyes can bleed or have so much excess dye still dried in the wool that you don’t notice it, but once it is wet, look out. It can, would, could and will stain clothes and potentially rub off on your nice clothes. 

And hand wash the wool in a bucket or washtub gently. 

So glad I learned that lesson before I ruined my good clothes. 

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Finally made some progress

Hey Everyone!

It’s been a while since I have done a sweater update. I have been so busy since Thanksgiving that my current world vision knit for kids sweater has seriously been sitting for months, and barely been touched. 

Today I was helping one of the other ladies from church who has recently started knitting sweaters with her current sweater. It reminded me why I knit sweaters for children and what I am passionate about, which is helping others. Whether that is helping children in need or helping someone learn to do something I know how to do, and being able to sit down with them and walk through the process with them so they understand it. 

I had gone for a drive out in the country yesterday, and anyone who knows me can tell you, for most of the past decade all I have wanted is to live in a small town in the middle of nowhere yet I ended up back in the big city after college. While I was out driving, God was dealing with me. That for now anyway my purpose and mission is here in this city that I have spent most of my life not being able to stand. I began to understand the role I am to play here, and the life I am supposed to lead. That includes helping people and building relationships with people. 

I spent some time this afternoon after I got back from church working on my sweater, and I have made a fair amount of progress. I am definitely ready to get it done, so I don’t have it sitting for more months. I am also really trying to get back to having only two knitting projects in the works, I currently have 4 in progress. 


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Not enough time for everything! 

Hey Everyone!

Hope you are having a good week! 

The past month or so has been especially busy, between work and how I have been spending my free time. Part of that is just getting out of the house to go and do something, as well as to have material to write about. 

I left off with you all about two weeks ago, after I had gone yarn shopping. I hate to say it but not a whole lot has happened knitting wise since then, which is sad for me, since I love it so much. Maybe this weekend I will get around to working on one of the three projects I have had sitting for I don’t know how long. I really need to just get them done, so I can actually start something new. 

It is hard to believe we have daffodils and the trees are blooming and daylight savings time starts this weekend.