Monday, March 2, 2009

I Think I'm Blind

Really, I must be in order to do this to some poor unsuspecting yarn. I used food coloring instead of Kool Aid for this batch.

hand dyed

Ready for the microwave.

hand dyed

Looks a little weird hanging like this.

Hand dyed

All done...I'm naming this Popsicle. I think the name fits. Now I just need to find a project for it, I have about 300 grams and 660 yards. I'm sure something will turn up.


There will be socks...yes there are new socks there on needles. I cast these on before finishing the pair from my last post (although they are now finished). I just can't help myself. In fact I'm in the process of casting on new ones already and these aren't finished yet. This pattern is called Jaywalker and can be gotten over here. for some weird reason I always have to have two pairs of socks on the go, always.

I used Tofutsies yarn from SWTC and it's interesting yarn that has some crab and shrimp shell in it and when my palms became itchy after using it the first time I thought maybe I had an allergy. Must have been something else though because I didn't have a repeat of that first episode. The yarn does split though and I had to switch to metal needles instead of my favourite wooden ones. I probably won't buy it again, I think for $20 for a pair of socks it's not worth it. There are better yarns at that price around.

Jaywalker Socks

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Blogger Rudee said...

It does look like a popsicle! I agree on the tofutsies. I used it for sock wars and gave up after a few rounds. I should have just continued with that and saved the Lorna's Laces for myself. Live and learn. I hope your eye is better soon.

March 2, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

I have a plan for popsickle, I just have to find the right pattern. I'm going to knit a test swatch later today. The tofutsie socks are pretty though just hard to knit.

March 3, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I did not know you could dye yarn with kool-aid and food coloring. I still have a lot to learn about knitting and yarn. Have a great day!

March 3, 2009 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Brenda, it's so easy I've created a monster. I don't know when to stop...

March 3, 2009 at 7:06 PM  

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