Saturday, August 4
Finishing up those socks really put me in the mood to dye some yarn! So after the kiddos went to bed last night I got things ready!
I forgot to take some pics during the dyeing process but It was exciting! Now I want to buy a bunch of natural dye your own and go to town! It was so fun, and the possibilities are really endless.
I used the instructions from knitty. The only other thing I did differently was that I put plastic wrap down on the table and then sort of rolled it up after the dye was on it so that the colors would stay where I wanted them. Then, because my microwave isn't large enough to use a 9x13, I had to coil it up and put it in a 9in pie dish. But it worked out nicely! I think I wanted more purple(grape) but I was afraid it was going to be blackish so I didn't use that much of it. Next time I'll use more of the light pink(pink lemonade) and none of the red(blastin berry cherry). I love the green(lemon-lime) I can't wait to start knitting with it!
I had to let it dry last night and because I wanted to start on some socks I used what was dry at the moment:
I had been gifted this for no reason at all, except for the fact that Michelle over at Pink Knits is so very kind! She must have sent this over a year ago and I've been wanting to use it ever since! I decided to try out the pattern Monkey, I've seen it everywhere and thought I'd jump on the bandwagon! I like it so far but only have a few inches done so I'll post pics of it another time.
I did manage to take a pic of G's blue buddy bag. He told me last night while I was taking its pic that he really wants his buddy and pocket on it. So I should really make it so he doesn't ask why L has hers and he doesn't. And as long as I'm making them I should make one for C right now too. I almost want to make one for me to use as a purse. Of course I'd use nicer yarn and it probably wouldn't be striped but I like the fact that I could wear it on my back! I might make it a bit bigger on the bottom and decrease it while going up but same theory.
The garden is starting to be in full bloom! I love it. This was are harvest from today.