Saturday, February 14, 2009
Warm As Toast
Next in the guest room series...
I'm a sucker for crazy, colorful afghans that look like they were made out of all the random balls of leftover yarn that have collected in Granny's knitting bag. I've had this one tucked away for years, just waiting for the right place to use it. I think the colors are especially appealing AND it has a lot of wool in it, so this is a special one!
Having spent all that time in the attic, the blanket needed some freshening up. I checked my copy of Watkins Household Hints that I bought back in September. It's advice: "Feed the blanket through a power wringer several times, dipping into the suds each time. After five wringings, the soil has been pressed out."
Assuming my blanket wasn't THAT filthy, I used the delicate cycle on my washing machine and Woolite.
After a time in the dryer, set to fluff, my blanket emerged rejuvenated! It's softer, it smells nice, and it's warm as toast.
Now tell me, does anyone know how to do this stitch with the little jags poking into the previous color? I just love it, but I have no idea where to even start looking.