Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hi, I'm an Addict

...An addict who has no desire to enter a 12 step program.
The latest results. We shall call them Citrus Concoction and Mottled Cherry. The red looks a little more varying in person.

Drying in the sun

So pleased with this one!
I'm not sure my knitting speed can keep up with my desire to dye. These were two skeins of Louet Gems Opal in Goldilock that I overdyed with Kool-Aid. The yellow bits are just portion I left undyed. I don't have a huge variety of Kool-Aid colors available to me. I did just score a working microwave at a thrift store for $15, so I can see my venturing into my chemical dyes soon. Just need to get a dye area set up outside. Also will need to order yarn to dye! I am having so much fun with this! All the color is going to turn me into a hard core sock knitter.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Smells Like.....Cherries

Lion Brand Wool, pearl grey

3 Blk Cherry Kool-Aid packets

3 Cherry, 1 Blk Cherry

Yarn sitting in concentrated Kool-Aid Water

Black Cherry Yarn

Cherry / Blk Cherry Mix Yarn
This was my first adventure at coloring yarn with Kool-Aid. It was fun and addicting. Now you may be thinking does she still knit? Yup. Has she been dutifully logging finished products. Yup. I got into Ravelry which is a forum for knitters. You can add and track all of your projects in great detail. It loads much faster than my blog thanks to flickr. Ravelry will be going public at some point so I should be able to link to my projects at that point. That will be exciting. I suspect there will be more to come on the dye front this year. Now off to knit.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Hardest Thing

In case anyone checks the site I don't update :). Bubby is keeping me busy. Yes, I have removed Zelda's picture. As of later on today she will no longer be with us. I really can't bear to bring up the site and see her picture right now. Maybe with time. She is 14 and I have had her for 12 years. I am racked with grief but she is very sick and has less than 6 months regardless of any treatment options we may pursue. We are choosing to love her enough to let her go with a little bit of grace and comfort.