Tree Sap and Roman Goddesses

Cinxia from

We have a friend visiting from Memphis this week so our house is a little crazy.  I’m feeling very scattered and disorganized as I try to get everything done.  The visitor is a high school friend of my husband’s; they’ve been having a wonderful time catching up and telling stories.  Today, they’re out on the Big Lake, hopefully catching some fish for our dinner.  I’m hoping to throw it on the grill with lots of dill and lemon.  Mmmm…

Last night the visitor got some tree sap on his t-shirt while unloading the truck.  The problem is that I have no idea how to get tree sap out of cotton.  My suggestion was to pour boiling water over it to see if that would wash it out.  Does anyone have any suggestions? 

As for knitting, I finished my Cinxia sweater.  I’ll probably have more photos to show from that, but the photos are on my hubby’s camera and I didn’t get a chance to download them last night. 

Pattern – Cinxia (the Roman Goddess of Marriage) from Knitty

Yarn – Cascade Rustica – a linen wool combination.  I absolutely love this yarn.  It has wonderful drape and was very nice to work with.  It also blocks like an absolute dream. 

Needles – Size 7 (US) circular needle.  I think I used a 40" needle except for when I was doing the sleeves. 

Modifications – I made this several inches longer than the pattern called for since I thought it looked a little short in the photos.  I cast on for a small, but knit to the measurements for a medium for the body.  The arms were simply unfooled around with.  I’m debating about what kind of closure I would like.  Right now I’m using a decorative pin to close it.  Although I might look for a Scandinavian hook and clasp closure.  I didn’t add a button hole so if I added a large button I think I would make an I-cord loop to go around the button. 

I am crazy happy about the way this sweater turned out. 

One thought on “Tree Sap and Roman Goddesses”

  1. some hand sanitizer. What? Does this work? It really does, in a matter of minutes! All you need to do is simply squeeze it onto the area, and start to rub. If it is really stubborn, you can scratch at it with your fingernail, but in most cases this won’t be necessary. Be sure to apply enough, this is not the time to be stingy, your garment is at risk here. I have used this on fleece, polyester, cotton, just about everything.


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