~There’s a first time for everything and right now I’m bluer than blue, as are my bamboo knitting needles! I’m not going to show what I’m knitting since it’s a present for a person who, I know, reads the blog. I have NEVER had a yarn dye rub off as much as this – blue hands, blue knitting needles, blue cloth I’ve put the yarn on, etc. What the heck? This 100% cotton yarn from Italy which I purchased in a Solvang yarn shop this past summer. How could I not buy a yarn called Texas which was made in Italy? Can you see how blue the knitting needle is? Washing my hands and getting blue soap bubbles is a kick. This item will have to be given a good washing before giving as a gift. Never had this happen before when using mass-produced, over-the-counter yarn. How many of you have been dyed a new color by over-the-counter, mass-produced, purchased yarn (my personal hand-dyed yarn has caused problems but that’s my error)? This yarn really is a delight to work with and I’ve even taught myself a new way to purl. My Norwegian, Continental purl just wasn’t working on this project.