Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Word to the Wise

If one chooses to use the spin cycle of the washer to spin out their freshly dyed reeled silk yarn:

red silk yarn

One should check first before then adding a load of clothing and running a full wash cycle.

You now have the benefit of my recent painful experience.

We move on.


Blogger claudia said...

That is very sad. At least its blog fodder. ;-)

8:41 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Been there, done that. Thankfully, not with silk! FYI - superwash isn't really superwash when you wash it with jeans. :o)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Janice in GA said...

Oh dear.

Two questions:
1) is it salvageable?
2) did it fade on anything (reds are notorious)

9:39 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

That's what my yarns look like after my Irish Setter tries to knit.

10:25 AM  
Blogger kim said...


It is a lovely color though.

12:25 PM  
Blogger judy said...


12:47 PM  
Blogger Alwen said...

Oh dear. I'll keep that in mind. I'll bet some of us are just salivating to untangle that.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Marcy said...

Oh, noes! So sad. :(

1:49 PM  
Blogger marchwind said...

How sad! But untangling things can be cathartic, LOL!!!!!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Reminds me of how my mother would say, after burning something - she liked to use the oven as a drier, always look in the oven before you turn it on.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Oops. On the upside, if you're too frustrated to deal with untangling it, I'd be happy to take it off your hands- mmm, gorgeous red!

5:59 PM  
Blogger cmtigger said...


As others have said, I did that once, with kid mohair and angora handspun that I had dyed blue. I was wondering where all the fluff on the laundry was coming from before I found the felted blob.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Uh oh! Will it live or are you planning a funeral?

8:17 PM  
Blogger Deanna said...

ROFL!!! Do you know how glad I am not to be the only one who has ever done that. And then you can tell if you may have a mild case of OCD when you feel compelled to untangle the mess. :-) Maybe you could just stuff it in a crystal bowl and call it a Xmas decoration. Hugs

9:11 PM  
Blogger fibergal said...

I am another mad untangler if you need a hand...

Great color. It doesn't look too bad. If it is silk, it didn't felt, just got jumbled and abraided, right. Did your clothes turn pink?

11:43 PM  
Blogger Charlene said...

This is really similar to what happens when you think what a good idea it would be to run your handspun cotton through the dryer, this ensuring that your handknitted handspun cotton garment will also be able to go through the dryer.

After you untangle the skeins...

5:39 AM  
Blogger DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

It's a beautiful color, but what a mess, if your like me I hate to untangle, I usually will buy lunch for any co-worker that can untangle my messes. At least it didn't felt. :)

7:38 AM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

Oh, my. And you can still type, I guess the sedation must have kicked in. You poor dear.

6:20 AM  

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