I have this a gorgeous yarn I bought back in college, which I made into a hooded baby blanket with sizing issues. I knit this back when I didn’t know what I was really doing but I wanted to do it anyhow. Technically, it’s a hood and a blanket because I never attached the two pieces. Anyhow, it stayed in my Future Frog group until recently. I had the time and thought to frog the large blanket part, wash it, and hang the hanks. I took a quick little picture to document my triumph. It’s not the prettiest of pics but it makes me happy.
In case there is any curiosity, this is how I did it:
- Frog the Yarn and wind it into a hank on a yarn swift.
- Wash the hank, letting it soak for at least 15 minutes.
- Squeeze out excess water and towel-roll it dry.
- Hang the yarn with weight attached at the bottom until it is dry.
I can’t wait to figure out what I’m going to do with this yarn. Actually, this is the very skein that got me started on hand painted yarns so many years ago. I was sad to see it squeezed into a hooded blanket but I’m happy to see what form it will take in the future.