Out of my goal to use up the tencel and bamboo blends in my stash, I’ve got one down, one to finish. I chain plied the merino/tencel from Chameleon Colorworks on Sunday during an evening, post storm, spin on the porch. It went fairly quickly as I only have 132 yards of this one.
And then I went to wash and finish it. It is interesting that KnittingSarah and I were just recently discussing what can be done when a handspun yarn bleeds terribly on finishing. I suggested a glug of vinegar in the rinse water. I don’t usually do it, but if I am sure something will bleed, it is worth a try.
Turns out, this finished yarn bled like crazy. Even after rinsing, it made a terrible dark grey mess all over the tub under where it was hanging. And I can’t help but think that this muddied the colors a bit. It might be my imagination.