6 comments on “Podcast Episode 33: I’m No Scientist

  1. Do you have to have itunes in order to like and promote your podcast on itunes? I have a PC and listen via your website.

  2. That’s a good question, Cindy Lou. iTunes is the only “counter” that really matters (at least in the US) when it comes to rates and reviews, but that’s okay! I’m like you, and I listen to podcasts on my Android phone (not iTunes). If you ever want to like or promote, like you said, you can always just share the podcast posts on Facebook, or tell your knitting friends. Thank you for asking!
    S t a c i

  3. The citric acid wash is to prepare the wool for accepting dye, it is not useful after dyeing. It is important to check a hand dye for bleeding. Most mass manufactured yarn has been washed to remove the color, hand dyes can still bleed some unattached dye.

    It is better to knit a swatch and if there is color on the hands while during knitting then rinse the yarn well and use hair conditioner. Ultra acidic washes are damaging to the wool.

    This is a good question. Sometimes myths perpetuate on the internet and it is good to clear the air so knitters feel confident in buying hand dyed yarns and not feeling like the dyeing was only partially completed by the dyer.

  4. haha, you’re very sweet, Gloria! I should just say NO, I’M THE GREATEST, but I don’t have an ego like that, haha. I don’t know of any crochet podcasts, sorry! I’m sure there is a list out there of crochet podcasts if you google it! Thank you for the note, Gloria.
    S t a c i

  5. Hi, Staci and Casey. Vinegar and citric acid can be substituted for each other. If you buy crystals to clean out your coffeemaker, they are powdered citric acid. I buy bags of it from Amazon to use in descaling my home water distiller, because my husband hates the smell of vinegar. Where we live, the distiller needs to be descaled about every four one-gallon uses. It’s pretty handy to have around the house. When my stainless steel pots get that white film on the inside bottom, I just put a little of the power and some hot tap water in and take the dishcloth to it. Gone in a flash. It would be easy to use it as a mordant in dyeing, as well. (Look at me throwing around words like mordant. I have dyed yarn once.)

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