So I thought about it all day yesterday and decided to take Jayme’s advice and prewash a skein.
Here’s the before and after
It definitely fluffed up. When it came out of the washing machine it was all stuck to itself and I was sure I was going to have to throw it away. But after it dried most of the tangles worked out easily.
I will have to wind it my hand first, and then via the winder. Too many of the strands have stuck to each other and I haven’t been able to hand-comb them out very easily.
Has anyone else tried pre-washing linen yarn? After I took it out of the washer I realized I should have put it in a lingerie bag to help with the tangles. I’ll give that a try on my next hank.
The New Blog
So, whaddya think? I’ve had this domain for over two years. Sheer laziness prevented me from doing it sooner.
I’ve checked it in IE and Firefox and I know that Firefox is missing the gray bar on the right. Otherwise things are looking good. I still need to update the other templates and I’ll do that over the next week. I know the comments page needs to be able to take bigger images. Let me know if the main template is behaving badly for you. I’m particularly concerned about Mac browsers because I don’t have access to a Mac.
I still have to decide what kind of gallery I want to implement. Any suggestions? I could do a separate page on this site, I could add an FO category and just link to that page, or setup a Flickr account. Any others? What have you seen that you really liked?
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