I had some beautifully hanks of yarn that I dyed yesterday. These are early shots fresh from their steaming pouches before they went into the wash-rinse process:
I have been rinsing yarns in this new washing machine for over a year. I KNOW which cycle to use and generally do two rinse-and-spin cycles, very little agitation. The first cycle ended and since I was doing something else, I opened the machine, closed the machine, and set it for the second cycle. Apparently I failed to check to be sure it was on Rinse-and-Spin, because I now have six pounds of beautiful dreadlock-like hanks of yarn. There is NO WAY I am going to invest the time required to smooth these all out into knittable yarns.
I don’t know what to do with it, but I’m sure there are clever crafters who can use it for a variety of fun things, like a base for needle felting, or just braiding them into coasters or something. I will let these dry and then I’ll post them as Twinsets pairs on the BRS page at $15 for each Twinset. At full price (i.e., $27.00 each hank), I am now out $648.00 at the end of the month when my major bills are due so I’m basically screwed. If I sell these at craft-making discount I’ll at least make a little bit.
- Update – a clever crafter has claimed the entire batch, so they are all sold