I'm actually still knitting, and if you knit enough, occasionally you'll actually finish something. My 'something' is Amazing Day by Joji Locatelli. I love everything she designs, so I was looking forward to this little project. I bought it as a kit. It was going to be the happy, mindless knit that was going to lure my mojo back home.
As expected, the pattern was lovely and well written. The colours were somewhat out of my comfort zone, although if you look closely, you WILL see grey in the mix. (I was trying to expand my knitting palette.)
I'm guessing that the yarn was Miss Babs' as the pattern states, although it was pre-measured without labels or ball bands so I can't be sure. (so sorry, Freddy) The yarn was soft and knit up nicely....
BUT.... (you knew that was coming, didn't you?!)
The main colour was not colour-fast and every time I knit with it, my hands immediately turned dark navy blue. Now that it's finished....a quick bath with a little white vinegar will most likely take care of any future problems, but believe me, it WAS a problem (for me) while knitting. I hate blue hands.
I like to take my knitting with me. At the coffee shop...it looked as if I hadn't washed my hands in weeks. (I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who actually noticed, but it still made me feel icky.)
All of my upholstered/slipcovered furniture at home is WHITE. I was sure I would inadvertently touch it and have to tear the slipcovers off and wash them...which is almost as bad as making a top bunk (which is another post for another day....and that happy task is how I'm spending my afternoon, thank you very much!!! So much to look forward to today!)
I did have a bit of an allergy attack one afternoon, which left me with a rather Smurf-like nose until I spotted myself in the mirror. Fortunately, I was having a stay-at-home day. This could have happened in public.
Of course, this is not the first time I've been dealt non-colorfast yarn. I have some nasty looking blue-tipped bamboo circulars from some long ago and now forgotten project. The project is history....the needles still haunt me.
Note to self.
No More Blue.
(Those fish in the Pinterest feed in the sidebar are pretty darn cute, though, aren't they?!? and they are the same colour as the shawl. And I have leftover yarn. HMMMMMMM????)
Mojo....I'm not sure it's safe to come back quite yet