Sunday Morning Quickie

Actually, I whipped it out last night, but if I’d titled this Saturday Night Quickie, your minds DEFINITELY would be in the gutter.

Since I just did an FO report on this project yesterday, I’ll simply note that I used the “Viola” colorway and an unnamed, pretty green bead that really reflects what’s around it far better than the photo shows.  The other one had a recipient from pre-knitting, but this one sure does feel nice on my neck.  I might have to run into town and buy the colors of Grace and the beads I need to make one to go with each of the THREE dresses I’ll be wearing for the funeral stuff this week.

Oh – and these are roughly 16-17 inches long (inside diameter), with about 3 beads per inch on the narrow, single bead portion.  So, it would be easy enough to add length by just CO 2, B1 twenty times plus however many more you need on each side.  They also stretch a bit, but I don’t care for anything choking me, so I won’t suggest that anyone with a bigger neck would want to wear one as-is.  The yarn is soft on the skin, but there is some weight there from the beads.

Also, Grace the Queen of Shawls is having her second blogversary.  She’s giving away one of her beautiful shawls, so be sure to pop over and enter her contest.  You might want to grab a link to your favorite free shawl pattern before you go…

I finally have the shawl for my aunt in to soak.  The water turned red!!  Gah.  Tofutsies has never failed me before, so I’m hoping that in 10 minutes when I pull it out to dry/block, I won’t be disappointed.  The colors were spot-on for auntie, so I hope they don’t fade.

ETA: post-shawl bath

Sadly, at least on my monitor, this rather bright pink/pale red is very accurate.  The shawl looks fine, but I can’t help but wonder…  Tofutsies has never done this to me before.  I always launder my reds and purples separately, in their own load, so I guess I need to cut Tofutsies some slack and just sigh, knowing that all too often, reds bleed. 


16 comments on “Sunday Morning Quickie

  1. Anita says:

    Oh, WOW! That one is lovely too!! You need to get a photo of yourself wearing one of those so we can see what it looks like on! 🙂

    Red’s ALWAYS bleed! I use those dye catcher sheets in my laundry & I always get red dye on them, even on older clothes…..

  2. AlisonH says:

    I’d set it in one more round of rinsing; hopefully that should do it. Best of luck. It was wonderful of you to knit it.

  3. gaylen says:

    Your tofutsies isn’t failing you – it’s the die. There’s something about red. It will be lovely! Soldier on.

    Love the necklaces. You have the bestpattern books. g

  4. Bubblesknits says:

    Yup, reds will most always bleed. Hence the reason I have so many light pink undies. SNOL

    The necklace looks beautiful! And how well you know us dirty minded girls. 😉

  5. Mary says:

    Its yep, red always usually bleeds, but I had a purple sweater at one time that bled everytime I washed it. Always had to wash it with blacks or by itself.

    Morning quickie, night quickie, all the same to us with dirty
    But your necklaces are beautiful! Great job!!

  6. crimsonpurl says:

    Your addicted! :o)

    And of course you could always let the shawl sit in white vingear to stop the bleeding!

  7. Wendy says:

    I’m hoping that all will be well. Reds (even pre-washed reds) bleed. I’m sure all will be fine. But you could soak it again just to be sure all the heavy stuff is out.

  8. Whatcha going to dye in that nice pink liquid? The new necklace is gorgeous. You’re really whipping along over there!

  9. KM says:

    I hope all is well with that red. Yikes. I really want to knit one of those necklaces. You and Nancy are horrible for sucking others in….ok, so you’re wonderful for introducing me to new things. ;0)

  10. Darcy Watts says:

    I wanted to reach threw my monitor and touch the precious;)Wowzers yummy necklace great job must have my precious!!!Hugs Darcy

  11. Barbara says:

    I hate bleeding laundry! (Well, laundry that bleeds, ’cause I really don’t like doing laundry either, but I don’t think I have ever used a swear word with it before!) The other day I washed some stuff and discovered when I took it out of the washer that some sheets we have had for fifteen years and washed hundreds of times, bleed onto some of my napkins and place mats. Why, after all these years??!!

  12. Grace says:

    i had a blue green mix from Joslyn fiber farm last year that bled blue so badly, and I have stained wooden needles with red yarns many times!

  13. Nichole says:

    Consolences to the former Chief’s family… and hope you hold up over the next 3 days…

    Love this necklace even more than the first!

  14. StarSpry says:

    Beautiful necklace! That’s too bad about the Tofutsies yarn. Glad the shawl still looks good 🙂

  15. Dianne says:

    Another necklace? So fast? Lovely! I’ve heard that adding a splash of vinegar to the soaking water keeps colors from bleeding.

  16. fireflynights says:

    I hope it was just excess dye. The shawl was very pretty in the photos you showed of it.

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