I found a lovely green-striped blanket at a Savers second-hand store.
It’s a Big One, 52″ x 84″, or about four and a half by seven feet.
And it’s in beautiful condition too! I had intended to simply pass it on, as a gift for a child entering foster care, until I noticed. . . The Stain.
I decided to buy it anyway, figuring if the stain didn’t wash out I could just unravel from that end until I passed the stripe with the spot.
Let’s see. . . if I unravel enough to make both ends solid green I’ll still have. . . 84″ minus 21″, a 63″ long blanket. Yes!, that would work.
Going to the bother of mentioning the stain to the Savers’ clerk at checkout saved me a whole dollar. lol.
$5.99 for a 52″ x 62″ single-crocheted blanket, that’s a great price!
It was only after the stain did not come out that I realized I hadn’t checked which end of the blanket could be unraveled. . . the end opposite the one with the stain, it turns out. Argh.
I’m not one to give up easily. I figured out a simple, although seemingly drastic, way to get rid of the stain – cut off that end of the blanket!
Now I need to figure out a way to secure the loose loops of green which I’ve just exposed. I can get matching solid green yarn by unraveling the section I’m about to remove. Next I imagine I’ll pick the remaining bits of white yarn out of the first two green loops, slip them on to my hook and work a sc, repeat and repeat, slowly working my way across the blanket’s width.
It sounds simple, in theory.