The yarn for my next knitting project came in the mail today. It’s taunting me because I still have to finish my Alice sweater. It’s due next Monday and I only have 1/4 of the second sleeve done. There is something about deadline knitting that makes me lose all interest in a project. I really just want to play with the new stuff.
It’s alright that I can’t dive right into it in this case. I’ve read that this yarn bleeds badly so I need to unwind the red into hanks and give it a wash to get out some of the excess dye. I’ve had decent luck doing this with Cascade 220. It is a sort of obnoxious step, but it is worth it to prevent bleeding when I have a red and white combo.