So what are the other hot things in the title? Two things.
Thing two. I have a wise friend who dyes yarn and fiber for a living. After telling her about overdyeing some yarn which continued to bleed color despite being rinsed to death, she suggested that I put it back in the pot with more citric acid to set the dye. She hinted ever so kindly that I may not have used enough citric acid in the first place. Today I tossed the yarn back in the dye pot with water and citric acid. It has been gently heating for the last little while. The water is clear so I am hoping that the color has set this time.
Neckdown V Neck Shaped Cardigan by Knitting Pure & Simple. This is the second time I've knit this pattern. The first time was a gift for my mom using handspun merino. This time I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Cloud. The color is cavern. This is the second sweater I've knit from this yarn. I mean that literally. I ripped out another sweater that needed buttons. It sat on my dresser for six months waiting for buttons. I realized that I hadn't bothered with the buttons because I was never going to wear it. I hope I haven't made the same mistake again.