OK! I finished my Whitetail buck pillow top. I put in in the wool wash, as I normally do. Everything looked good. The colors were sharp, no bleeding,
and then I looked down at the bottom. Yikes!!!
There in living color was a lovely yellow stain, just above the scroll.
Yes, I was, well let’s just say MORE than disappointed, I was crushed! I worked on it with Woolite, which usually takes out anything, but it would not move. Thinking back, I remembered the day I brought in the wood, then sat down to work on the pillow. Bad move-I didn’t wash my hands first. Talk about dumb, dumb and dumber! I know better, especially when working with WHITE.
Lesson- WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
I can feel OK about this project because I experimented with several techniques, so this latest development is one of many lessons learned working out this pattern.
My husband has claimed it as his own, so instead of my original plan to knit a back, I will get a piece of Corduroy to make the back with. He says he does not care if it has a small stain, he just likes the picture. So…. it’s his.
I will call this my “signature” pillow- a yellow signature, that is.
So, on to the 16 inch version. Only this time I’ll try to remember to wash my hands.
Maybe…..? If I can remember.
Happy Knitting – KT