All right, you lovely lads and lasses in blog-land. I need your help!
First the facts (with a little touch of TMI):
1- Noro Kureon makes my skin break out big time. I’m talking hives and zits. Not good. How did this happen, you ask? I had about 6 different reasons why my skin would be breaking out when I started the blanket. As those other issues have been sorted out, the blanket remained the only constant. By the time I figured this out, I was already almost finished the blanket, so I kept going.
2- During the two weeks out of the past few months I didn’t work on the blanket, my skin cleared up completely.
How do I clean the blanket so I can use it and not break out all the time?
1- Tracey suggested that Noro washed the wool in something gross, and this was the reason for the problem. Sounds like a good suggestion! I know I’m not allergic to wool, I’ve been working with wool even while not working on the blanket. It’s got to be the wash. Tracey said to wash the blanket in my top loader on delicate, as this would get the most nastiness out possible.
2- While discussing washing options with Ilana, the local Noro fiend, she said that if I did put the blanket in the top loader, I’d surely felt it. She suggested using Soak or Euclan in the bath tub and just giving it a good wash the old fashioned way.
So I am.
Check out the water:
Nasty. This photo is not doctored.
So, what do you think? Is there any way some Soak and the bathtub can solve my skin problems? I feel like anything that looks this nasty needs to be really and truly cleaned, scoured, sanitized, if I’m going to be able to use it. But, remember, we’re talking about Noro here. Single ply, uber-wooly, Noro.
So what do I do? You’ve got to have opinions. Please share!
P.S.: Pattern tomorrow.