She brought it in . . . I took it home . . . and ripped it out. (I did feel bad ripping out all her work . . . all that seed stitch!).
I started to make hanks by winding the
yarn around my hand and the length of my arm . . . but that didn't work. My hand ended up curling in . . . and I ended up with these stubby little hanks!
Next I tried to wind it around my dining room chair . . . but it kept slipping off . . . and my newly adopted kitty from the shelter thought we were playing a game. (Isn't she the cutest?!)
So I consigned myself to my mudroom where I could shut the door on Mona the Cat . . .
and lo and behold there was a bench with the perfect arms to wind yarn on!
I loosely tied one end to the bench and then started
winding . . . loosely of course . . . I didn't want to stretch this gorgeous yarn!
When I finished winding I took a contrasting color and tied my hanks together at both ends . . . and then slipped it off.
I ripped out the rest of the sweater and did the same for the other lengths. I ended up with 4 extra hanks of this gorgeous-I-can't-wait-to-use-it-what-should-I-knit-with-it yarn.
I filled my kitchen sink with lukewarm water . . . added a little Euclan . . . and submerged my hanks. I let it soak for about 20 minutes to fully absorb the water.
It was really like magic . . . I could see the kinks coming out!
I carefully took it out and gently squeezed out the water . . . and then hung it to dry.
Check out my before and after . . .
Before . . .
. . . After!!
See . . . isn't it like magic?!
It's like new!
Give it a try. Remember, it won't work with acrylic. Just wool . . . wool has 'memory' which is why it always look better and retains it shape better when it's blocked.
Until next time, keep your nose in a book or yoiur fingers in fiber.