Friday, April 06, 2007

omigosh!!!!!

Saw these at Claudia's site Heal my life and loved them so much I had to share.
On another topic. I can't quite remember how long ago I finished my "Monkeys", but it's not that long and I'd be surprised if I've washed them more than two or three times. That being the case I was a bit taken aback to compare them to the Dublin Bay Socks that I'm currently knitting from the same yarn; Cherry tree Hill Supersock, Fall Foliage.
I only use Ecover washing liquid which doesn't contain bleach, but the socks have faded terribly. Not impressed Cherry Tree Hill!!!

12 comments:

Artis-Anne said...

Crikey that is some colour loss !!! I have some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn , yet to be used .Maybe you should mail them and send this photo?
Love the sheep :)

Kath said...

Wow - I don't think I'd be too impressed with those either - maybe it's just designed to be kept in a darkened room to be cuddled on special ocassions?!
Great sheep by the way - took me a mo to realise they were phones!

Mindie said...

I've never used the yarn myself but I have heard someone else had a problem- I think it may have been on a podcast sometime. I always use Ecover for hand washing and it's really gentle.

ra said...

i've emailed a photo to them and await developments

Ling said...

That's no good!! That is quite a significant colour loss!

Love the sheep!

Probably Jane said...

The same thing happened to me. I spoke to the owner at Ally Pally last year who told me that Ecover contained bleach and it was therefore my own fault! The fact that they bled in plain cold water was irrelevant....apparantly.

Leigh said...

Wow, what a difference! Have you called them? Was it a bad batch? I found your blog while surfing The Spinning Wheel and thought I'd just say "hi."

Bogie said...

Aargh! That is terrible. What's really annoying is how the fading seems to be hit and miss. It would be good to know if the issue is with Ecover, Cherry Tree Hill, or a combination of both.

Leslie Shelor said...

Very interesting. I've been looking around for cotton yarns for the shop, since my local spinners don't do cotton. I remember checking Cherry Tree Hill's web site, but I'll have to think again!

TutleyMutley said...

That's a huge difference. I'm sure I've read someone else's blog where they had the same complaint with the same yarn...

acrylik said...

Blimey - that is come colour loss. I heard on one of the podcasts (Lime n Violet I think) that there was a problem with a batch of Cherry Tree Hill, so I hope you get a positive response from them.

Shell said...

Wow that is some difference!