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    Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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    claudia

    That sucks. What is that stain?

    Kristen

    Ack, ack, ack! I highly suggest you go run and get some White Wizard. It has an unfortunate name, but works wonders on all delicate fabrics.

    Aarlene

    ugh that looks really gross. Overdye it but I guess that still would be the demise of the Plain Vanilla. The sweater could live on in a new incarnation.

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    jessie

    Oxi-clean in hot water overnight.

    What have you got to lose?

    sandy

    I feel sick. SICK!
    PV. We hardly knew thee.
    ~SOB

    Kathy

    Oh.No. Coffee? Poor, sweet PV.

    Laurie

    Aiiiieeeeee my favorite Norma sweater in all the universe! So so sorry.

    Carole

    Oh NO! I think I'll go have some vanilla ice cream for breakfast. Just out of respect, you know.

    Karen

    I am so sorry...

    Cara

    I am SO SO SORRY. I've heard blue is really pretty this time of year.

    jodi

    Oh shit, Norma.

    Did you need PV for this weekend?

    Judy

    Sounds like there are some ideas out there. Try 'em all.

    Teresa C

    My heart is breaking, truly. I know just how that feels. You should try something, although read the Oxi-clean container carefully, I'm not sure how great it is to use on animal fibers. You must try to save it! Bring PV back to life.

    Marcia

    Now, that looks like something I would do.....only I'd probably use spaghetti sauce.

    Lucia

    OH NO! What is the liquid? If it's black coffee it may wash out. Coffee with cream, much easier. Try oxi-clean, or lemon juice, or... just about anything, really.

    If all else fails you could dye PV chocolate.

    adelaide

    I loved that seater, and it looked wonderful on you. You'll just have to make another one.

    Jan

    Speechless. I loved PV....

    Vicki

    Oh no!! WHAT IS THAT? Diet Coke, chocolate, tea -- is that Diet Coke??

    rock chick

    Well, I hope at least making the stain was fun...

    Kirsten

    Okay, someone may lay the smack-down on me for this, but can you bleach those spots? I've rescued a few white (or white-ish) garments that way.

    nipper jenn

    No, Cousin, nooooooooooooooooo!

    I'm so sorry.

    B.

    Yeah, that's it, black armbands. You undo the sleeve seams, snip a thread, frog the stained part, pick up with black yarn. . .

    Julie

    Sending my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.

    Lauren

    Oh no! Weird that it happened the week of Rhinebeck too.

    Melanie

    What about using one of the Carbona Stain Devils? I believe there's one just for coffee and cola stains. They work pretty damn well and are safe for hand-washables (except silk).

    regina

    Oh, what a drag! i have to second the Oxi-Clean idea. So sorry.

    Katy

    Oh man. That sucks.
    But--NO oxy-clean on wool--I learned that lesson when trying to get a stain out of a baby sweater I made. It discolored the whole sweater unevenly. But--you could try Fels Naptha soap--just don't felt the spot by rubbing on it too much.
    Or--the horror--possibly dry cleaning would help??

    --Deb

    Oh no . . . I am so sorry for your loss . . .

    julia fc

    Norma! Say it's not so!
    You can't get it out? How about a dye job? It's too dear a friend to just write off without a fight.

    Dawn

    If all else fails, you could 'stain' the rest of the sweater with the offending liquid ;)


    Hi, I'm Dawn and you're among my squares... would that be you sitting on the rock wall wearing a gorgeous red scarf?

    Carrie

    My stepdaughter told me that if you squeeze the liquid from a baby wipe on a stain, then use the wipe to blot the stain, it comes out. She says she got blood out of a white satin gown that way, I have used that trick on many things. Oh, please say it isn't ruined!

    Jena (the yarnharpy)

    My suggestions, as the queen of stains:
    1. OxiClean
    2. Carbona Stain Devils (they make 10 different ones for each type of stain)
    3. Fels Naphtha soap

    As a last resort, if the stains don't come out completely, would be a nice walnut ink or tea stain dyejob that would flatter a natural fiber.

    Julie

    Oxi-clean for sure. Save the Vanilla!

    Kathy

    Nooooo! I'll third, fourth, or fifth the Oxy-Clean recommendation. Let it soak for a looooong time (like at least 24 hours), then re-assess. Then go for the Carbona Stain Devils and see if *that* works. I'll be amazed if it doesn't come out eventually - I've managed to get out some really impressive stains in the past between those two methods.

    Ruth

    oh, DAMN!!! Oxy clean or bleach ... what do you have to lose?

    I'm so sorry.

    Beth S.

    What? What?! WHAT!?!?!

    Surely you are not going to give up on PV. There has GOT to be some kind of product that will remove, uh, whatever that stuff is... And if not, oh geez, could you duplicate stitch over it, or cut it out (aiee!) and graft in a little patch or something?

    Seriously. There has got to be a way! Anything to save PV!

    mamacate

    OH NO! NORMA! I'm with the oxy clean. Desperate times...

    freecia

    I recommend pre-pre-treating the stain with a "Tide to Go" pen. It lifts out coffee and tea stains pretty well and saved a few items of my clothing.
    Then I followed it up with the new "Spray and Wash with Oxy Clean" stain remover and that gets out many things, including some "WTF is this?" stains.

    If all else fails, you could duplicate stitch over the stains or rip, cut, and reknit.

    Plain Vanilla will once again achieve Plain Vanilla-ness!

    Julia

    NO! Say it ain't so, Norma, say it ain't so. How about a dye job, hmmm? I have coveted that lovely, delightfully simple thing since you first made it. Could it be plain chocolate, perhaps?

    Laura

    Ohhh NOOOOO! Did Margene do it? Did you spew your coffee laughing at a joke? Hurry - Oxi-Clean right away!!!

    Mia

    I think that you will now need to knit another Plain Vanilla. Good fortune that you are going yarn shopping this weekend. Wnad what in the world did you spill on it? If you can't get it out, could you over dye the sweater into a color you like?

    Tish

    Ouch! If the stain doesn't come out, perhaps it could become milk chocolate or espresso in its next incarnation? (And if you coffee dyed it you'd have the Starbucks crowd following you around with blissful expressions on their faces.)

    cari

    You two were meant to spend a lifetime together. Surely your love can survive a few stains?

    (is it chocolate?)

    Kelly

    Oh no that really sucks!

    liz

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    You poor thing.

    I guess Plain Vanilla will have to become Plain Chocolate (No Nuts).

    Sharlene

    OH NO! Well, it sounds like there have been lots of suggestions so maybe PV will be reincarnated as another flavor.

    moiraeknittoo

    Oh noes! *cues up Taps* Maybe you can dye it and make it "Black Coffee" instead? Dark Chocolate? Cocoa Bean? Great. Now I want a sundae.

    lyssa

    Those aren't scorch marks, are they? What a bummer.

    Cathy

    Okay, Missy... WTF is the stain? You are killing us here. Or was that your intent?

    You will look fab in the green sweater.

    As usual.

    denny  Mcmillan

    May be a jump in the dye pot. It could be a "kick the can" sweater.

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