Friday night the KOARC and I indulged in a little Kool-Aid dyeing.
We more or less followed this excellent tutorial from Barbara Harris-Pruitt.
We got 10 different flavors of Kool-Aid and set to work. Here’s the KOARC’s skein:
Two shades of red with a splash of yellow.
Very nice, isn’t it?
And here’s mine:
A few more colors — less attractive, I think than the KOARC’s skein.
But fun, nevertheless!
Don’t ask me what flavors we used to get these colors — I have no idea!
Needles and Socks/Socks and Needles
I finished the first Pond Scum sock — lookie here:
And started the second one:
Kelly in New Mexico asked:
Other than the rosewood needles what are your favorite wood dbl.pts to use for socks. I kind of don’t like bamboo as much as birch or a hard wood, I was wondering what you preferred?
And Sheri in St. Louis asked:
My question – I knit with metal DPN’s because I find that I need that point when doing any sort of lace pattern & on short row wraps. I don’t knit overly tight at all – I just seem to need the pointy end to get into the stitches (especially when picking up short row wraps). Have you found good, pointy wooden DPN’s? (The Colonial Rosewood look a bit pointy. Are they?)
The Colonial Rosewoods are plenty pointy for me — I can easily do a k2tog with sock yarn and a 2mm needle. And when I’m not using my Rosewoods, I’ve been using my Skacel bamboo needles. Nicely pointy, I think.
And Now For Something Completely Ludicrous
This article was recently brought to my attention.
I think I’m going to patent my knitting style. Then everyone who knits like me will have to pay me a per-stitch royalty.
Another weekend almost over already?