Blocking Day

Anyone who has soaked red yarn knows the high probability of “blood in the water” when you’re preparing to block. I know it’s going to happen. I planned ahead for it to happen, gray as the paired color for stripes to avoid catastrophe. And yet my heart immediately jumps into my throat and I feel the panic that comes with the thought that all my hard work will be ruined. I soaked and rinsed twice and then just ran the water over the shawl. It was still letting go of a small bit of dye. Good grief! How much water is this going to take? I gave up and never did get all the loose dye. 


Sneak peek! More once dry. 

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11 Responses to Blocking Day

  1. It is stunning. Yes, don’t we know it. 🙂 but it looks like you have it all under control and the grey is gorgeous with it.

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  2. Kim says:

    It is occasionally terrifying washing yarn for the first time.

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    It is going to be gorgeous on!😍😍👍🏻

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  4. Carolyn says:

    I know the feeling. Just Lovely by the way.

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  5. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Oh, wow! It’s beautiful! I have heard of someone who soaks their colorful yarns BEFORE they start knitting, which sounds like a good idea, but I’m not sure I have that much motivation.

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  6. salpal1 says:

    ahh yes, the darned red. I think you were smart to match it with gray. I made some lovely red and white mittens once. Used vinegar in the rinse water, was ever so careful, but still, I now have red and white and pink mittens.

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  7. twallisstone says:

    Someone in the knitting group I belong to recommends adding vinegar to the water. I would google it for amounts.

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  8. chrisknits says:

    I just had some red fabric run on a quilt top!! Will use red out when i get back home.

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  9. Beautiful shawl! Lovely to see it on the blocking board.

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  10. I can see potential on that blocking board. I’m excited to see how it looks finished and in the wild!

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  11. nicsknits says:

    That is so beautiful! I love that color combination!

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