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  1. Steelerlady, yours turned out beautifully!
  2. That is a beautiful tree. Thanks very much for sharing the pattern. It's lovely.
  3. It could also be the chemicals used in making the yarns. If you interested in it, you could experiment by only using a certain yarn for awhile--say, two weeks, for example--and see what changes. Some can only use organic cotton, or other natural fibers.
  4. I was given some Jack Frost Wintuk Ombre recently. I was surprised to see how similar it looks to some current yarn colors. It'll make a nice, fun scarf.
  5. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/9248/knitting_with_organic_yarns.html Could indeed be the finish on the yarn. If what you try doesn't get rid of the problem. Baking soda or white vinegar to wash the skeins with might help. Or a weak solution using Dr. Bronner's liquid, organic, castile Baby Soap. Otherwise it might be the fiber content. Are your afghans and shawls nylon, polyester, acrylic, rayon, or ???? Acrylic is a petroleum derivative. Organic fibers might be the answer. Ooh, are they nice. It could also be your crochet hooks. A lot of people have trouble
  6. That's really bad! If the vinegar or other solutions don't work, you might try baking soda and Borax. Borax is what mothers used to soak diapers in, don't know if they still do.
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