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February 28, 2006

A Dirty Little Secret

Psst, you there -- yes you -- come close, I've got a secret to tell -- a dirty little secret.  Promise you won't tell?  Last weekend I found myself in an absurd situation, I found myself hand washing sweaters and enjoying it.  First there was Tubey to block, and then Rogue to block, and then -- what the heck -- I pulled out my favorite handknit sweater and preceded to wash that.  What can I say, I was in a groove.  Here's the dirty part, that sweater turned the water a deep brown -- not once, not twice, but three times.  It was gross!  How long had I jauntily been wearing a filthy sweater?

Don't forget to wash your handknit sweaters,
'cause they look much better clean!

February 28, 2006 in Vignettes From the Life of a Knitter | Permalink


I absolutely love hand washing. Not sure why, but something about running clothes through the water with my own two hands just feels ever so satisfying. No sweaters to hand wash so far, but I'm working on that ;-)

Posted by: Kathy | Feb 28, 2006 8:45:12 PM

wow, what an incredible sweater!

Posted by: kyrie | Feb 28, 2006 8:49:32 PM

hahaha ... nona, you are so funny!
BTW, your sweater is so gorgeous! How long did it take you to knit that? Recently I've been immersing myself in extremely colourful Norwegian knitting books ... so lovely! Don't know when I would be ready to make one though.

Posted by: Agnes | Feb 28, 2006 9:42:20 PM

What a fabulous sweater! At first I thought is was quilted. Lovely color sense you've got there, Nona.

Posted by: Ann | Mar 1, 2006 6:19:48 AM

I, also thought it was a quilt and your secret was that you'd been quilting on the sly during the Olympics. Don't know what you would have to have given up for that. . . sleep, maybe?

Glad you've "come clean."

Posted by: Stefani | Mar 1, 2006 8:41:31 AM

Haha! I'm sending all my handwash to you... I hate washing sweaters and such by hand!

Posted by: Cathy | Mar 1, 2006 4:49:30 PM

This cracks me us...I have such a pile I SHOULD get to, but never seem to.

Posted by: Beak Knits | Mar 2, 2006 7:37:53 AM

Ewww... that's pretty yuk. Wash your stuff!
I love washing my hand knits, too.

Posted by: Christina | Mar 2, 2006 2:24:53 PM

Whatever you were on when you ENJOYED washing those handknits....is it readily available? Please let me know......I dread that part of laundry....

Posted by: kathy b | Mar 3, 2006 9:21:51 AM

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