January 25, 2007
Did I need more sock yarn? Probably...
After knitting for a few hours yesterday my fingers were getting tired. I was home alone and thought I'd do messy things in the kithchen without hubby getting all flustered. He's the kind of guy who likes his kitchen tidy and with no yarn. (What kind of guy? Home-ec teacher kind of guy...)
So I thought I'd amuse myself with dyeing some yarn. I whipped my once 2.5 kilo cone of white superwash out of the stash and quickly wound 125 (?) grams onto my swift, tied it off and put it in luke warm water for an hour. Then I mixed Kool-aid and luke warm water in a pot and put the yarn in, gave it a little prod and then noticed the water was clear already. I've never had this happen before. The yarn sucked up the kool-aid before it was even on the stove.
I guess it's thirsty yarn... It's lovely too. I hope it goes with february socktopia in some way.
I'm nearly done with a lovely pair of alpaca/wool-poly socks (see post below). More on that this weekend.
Posted by GURO at 7:00 pm