Taiga Hilliard Designs-the Juliet cardigan. I'm knitting it for Charis. A few weeks ago, I took her to Michaels and let her pick the yarn for the cardigan. Big mistake! She picked Red Heart yarn. Ugh! I am not a fan of acrylic, but I gave her my word, plus it will be durable without any special washing instructions. She choose the bon bon print colorway. Why? Because it has both the colors from Frozen. Of course, why would I even think to ask her, "Why?"
When we arrived home. I took the label off and placed the skein into a lingerie bag. The next time I had to wash clothes, the lingerie bag went into the washing machine. I remembered coming across a pin on Pinterest and decided to try it out. Verdict: It actually worked. Yes, the yarn still feels plasticky, but not as bad as it did before hand. I plan on washing acrylic yarn again in order to make it softer.
Note: To my knowledge "plasticky" is not actually a word. After conferring with my husband, he suggested spelling it "plasticky" because of how "panicky" is spelled. If you have an issue with me "inventing" a new word, don't. If Shakespeare could do it, why can't I?
I used to have trouble keeping my stitch markers in one place, but one day, I was about to throw away an old prescription bottle. Light bulb moment! I kept the bottle, took the label off, and started storing my stitch markers in it.
What's on your needles this week?
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