I know what you’re thinking. What enhancing do I need? And I know some of you are giggling. It’s ok. I can take it.
I have a lot of nice yarn and not too much yarn that doesn’t get felty if it mistakenly gets tossed in the wash. Superwash just doesn’t cut it in the HOT wash and HOT dry. It’s ok for socks, they seem to bounce back. But when you do a sweater, it seems to make it mis-shaped just enough to not fit kids growing at the speed of light. For some reason I really want to knit little kid sweaters. Projects for me and anyone else have been cast aside. I want to knit for kids.
It’s strange. I have a hard time picking out variegated colors from someone else. Particularly from a company that ALL the variegateds colors are so strictly done. From ball to ball they’re likely to be just the same. Weird. Still, I was able to be relatively satisfied with these 2 colors.
I picked up a bunch of Sirdar Denim Tweed DK too. Some of it is already being used on a sweater. I have another bunch to make a striped sweater:
I’m going to also do a test with the Superwash DK I’m carrying.
I want to see what it will withstand. I’ve made socks with it and cold washed, I just haven’t washed it in HOT yet. I’ll report back on what I find.
I hesitated to call of this stash enhancing because I have plans to make all these sweaters. Well, I bought 2 sweaters worth at a time…3 times. After the first time I almost put it all in “projects”. But with as many as I have now, I think I’m stuck putting it into stash. Hopefully I’ll be getting to it all soon. With fast growing kids, I don’t have too much of a leeway in the amounts. I did get extra but not too much extra. I need to get it all done within one year or run the risk of needing to find more yarn. I’m working down the body of the first sweater, it’s about time to pick out the next one.