For some reason, blogger is not letting me upload the photo of Angelique's giveaway prize - it is a really nice tote bag and a cute little birdie.
Update on my washing machine woes - I am using 4 Tide pods (when they are gone I will be using Purex Natural Elements), and have switched my machine to deep clean, heavy wash with an extra rinse. It runs for approximately an hour. What a piece of junk. I absolutely do not recommend the Maytag Centennial h e top loader to anyone.
Thanks to everyone for your advice. :)
I've lost my crochet mojo - I haven't crocheted in 3 days and I have no urge to do so. Hopefully this won't last much longer. If anyone finds it, can you send it back to me please?