Monday, May 15, 2006
Home Grown Stripes
Or: How I Spent My Mother's Day.
Let's back up a minute. Some of you might recall my first foray into Kool-Aid dyed yarn, which I then knit into Olympic Socks.
I love them, because I loved being part of the Knitting Olympics . But let's be honest, THESE are not "my colors." Are they anyone's colors?
Yesterday I ventured again into the wonderful world of Kool-Aid dyeing. I started with this:
Two 50 gram balls of Dale Baby Ull superwash in Mid Grey
Three Kool-aid flavors later (Lemon-Lime, Berry Blue and Grape)
I ended up with this:
Something magical happened. Overdyeing the grey yarn produced just what I wanted. This yarn has a silky sheen and the colors are rich and deep. My colors. Working with two separate skeins was a little fussy (Read: Tangled mess, much profanity and skein rewinding) and I'm pretty sure my stripes aren't going to line up perfectly. But I don't care. I adore this yarn!
Sun is shining (yes, those are shadows you see). Temps in the mid 50's.