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August 1, 2008

Hemlock Ring Blanket

Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket
Yarn: 1.8 skeins of Ecological Wool
Needles: US10 Addi Turbos
Notes: Oh dear. This is my biggest knitting fiasco in ages. After accidentally (partially) felting the blanket I put it in a pot of hot water with vinegar to attempt to undo the felting. It definitely helped and I was able to stretch the blanket out to block it. I neglected to then rinse the blanket. I was running late for work and I was stupid. The vinegar in the blanket did two things. 1) The blanket reeks of vinegar. 2) The vinegar made the pins all rust! The edges of the blanket are completely discolored from all the rust!

What I need to do is wash this again (carefully) and reblock it. I also need to buy all new pins because I had to throw all of mine away. Also I need to clean off my blocking board. The vinegar turned it into a Hemlock Ring Shroud of Turin.

I don't have the stomach for all that right now. I'll take it to the shop and when I can't stand it anymore I'll bring it home and reblock. Sigh...