The other day, digging around in that black hole of UFOs (sewing room closet), I came across a bagful of these granny squares. Little jewels, I've dumped them on the floor and sorted through them many times since I crocheted them one college summer. It was during the waning days of hippie chic, when we were still sewing peasant blouses and caftans from Indian bedspreads but several years before quilting exploded on the scene. The last heyday of crochet.
I've decided to finally make this up into a throw but the squares each need one row of the connector color. Here's my dilemma. These are made of Wintuk, wonder fiber of the 70s. I know, I know...get the smelling salts. This is *ahem* vintage Wintuk, however. The squares have quite a nice hand, not at all like the acrylics of today, which I definitely
don't want to won't use. I'm considering using something like a Cascade 220 Superwash. Any reason this would be a bad idea? (Other than finishing a Wintuk project...) All suggestions welcome.
I was going to change topics here but when I remembered that I now have a scanner, I decided to take a quick detour down memory lane.
Yes, it's moi, crocheting rope for a design project in college. Which, as I recall, resulted in my first fiber related injury, a wrecked wrist. Check out the dorm room...no microwaves or Rubbermaid containers in '73!!