Thursday, January 04, 2007

And on to the promised photos now.

A cabled hat I knit for my dad, totally in acry. but he'll kill anything else. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The TOOLS [i.e. needle set from the Boy] that he had a great time in purchasing.
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Some hand dyed I did over the hols.
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The one on the bottom was done with Fanta and this terrible drink called Tahitian Treat. The top 2 are koolaid.

This is how I did it.
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I then sprinkled some black cherry koolaid powder on the bits that stuck out between bowls. I then set it in the sun to soak. When I steamed to set the colors, I added some purple powder to the purple side and sprinkles elsewhere. It was a waaaay cool effect.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting The wool sucked up all the color!

And finally, the cashmere sweater incident. I bought the Boy one at Walmart *is not knitting for him, no curse here* and it was too big. BOY I'm glad I hadn't knit this puppy. :D
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So there are a few pics to keep you (the one person who may or may not read the blog) interested.


Holly of HollYarns said...

Nice kool-aid dyeing! That's how I got my start with's so much fun but I do mine in the kitchen and it takes over the entire space. Not so good.

The cabled hat turned out really nicely--hope your dad loves it.

Lacey said...

Yeah, I love to dye, but we have a kitchen the size of a thimble, so we usually wait until we go to animal sit at his mom's house. Her kitchen is big, plus it connects to the living room and the dining room, so if I wanted to do major striped stuff, I could stretch for DAYS. Thanks for the comment.