Saturday, November 15, 2008

Like I don't have enough to do already

It seems that whenever I have too much to get done, I find something else that suddenly becomes urgent. Like last weekend when I made several pints of salsa. This weekend, I suddenly found it necessary to cook wool yarn in hot Kool-aid. I blame SavingNine and KBomb for this. They always give me knitting advice that I don't want to follow... but eventually I do. I used the microwave instructions given here and was amazed when I was done with the whole process in less than an hour (except that it's still hanging to dry). I didn't check the time at all, but I was afraid that yarn dyeing could take up half a day. For those who want to know these colors are grape and ice blue raspberry lemonade. My camera really didn't know what to make of that ice blue color.


  1. Um, are you going to tell us WHY you dyed the yarn--did it come in a boring neutral color and you wanted prettier colors to knit with? Inquiring minds want to know...

  2. Ooooooo! I love being blamed for things. I just finished spinning some yarn that I'm going to try the blue mixed with the grape:) I can't wait to see how it turns out. Part of the wool was from the spray painted part of the sheep (which I learned from you!) and it's already a little blue. Hopefully it will be funkalicious.

  3. Cool! Where did you get your "bare" yarn? Did it bleed after? Does the color fully set in? I'd love to try that. I have a microwave in teh little hotel room type place I'm staying at. Glad you made it across the plains safely. THat can be scarey in the winter.