Friday, March 3, 2017

Running Away

  There is something I failed to think about before creating Rip van Winkle's soap saver... It hasn't destroyed the project, and he actually likes it better now. But it is something that would upset me if the project was larger or more special.

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  Do you notice a difference from the finished project I originally shared? I did wonder how long this piece would stay white, but that was only because Rip will be scrubbing concrete off himself with it... I wasn't planning on it changing before he ever got to use it. I've used other colors of this yarn before, so I was expecting some difference. Not like this. 


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  I do like using Peaches & Creme yarn because it's a nice smooth cotton, a good value, and it doesn't split much. I've used their solid colors that fade slightly after washing, and I've used a darker variegated that did the same without running together. I didn't expect any different from this lighter shade.


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  Now that I've seen what happens with each new color I use, I think it's safe to say they will all do it. So if you pick up a cone or a ball expecting the color to remain exactly the same, think again. I think the label should look more like this:

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  This is where I have to ask a question that may seem obvious to most: How are you supposed to wash colors separately? Like, I get how laundry goes; whites with whites; dark and brights separate; always make sure the red hat didn't end up in the load of white shirts; remove tree frogs from washer before beginning. But... How are you supposed to wash a multi-colored item without the colors bleeding together?

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  Well, I guess you can't. The good point is that we never expected this project to remain white for long, anyway. But if I was making an extra-special pattern and planned on the finished result remaining that nice crisp white with bright flecks of color, I would be majorly disappointed. And if the colors ran this much with just the first cold-water wash, how bad will it get when he uses it under hot water? Maybe it will turn white again, after all. 😊


  This isn't a bad review, just a warning. I'm still perfectly happy with the results of all my patterns made with Peaches & Creme. But from now on, I'll always expect a difference in color for the finished project.

Happy Crocheting!

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