Knitting my way through life

Monday, December 3, 2007

I meant to do that.

I decided tonight to dye some of my Knitpicks Bare from my stash for some more Christmas knitting. I've used Kool-Aid to dye roving before, but I haven't dyed yarn. So I thought I knew what I was doing.

But apparently I should have put more water in the Kool-Aid solution before plopping my (prepped) yarn in and adding the necessary amount of water to cover it. Instead of a solid-colored batch of yarn, I ended up with an interesting variegated pattern. I was nervous at first. But...I think I like it.

So I'm just going to say "I meant to do that!"

And now for some things I meant to post a few weeks ago...

A few weeks back was my Grandmother's funeral. I realized on Wednesday that my cousin would be coming up with her new baby (the service was on Saturday). So I decided to knit the baby a hat.

Knitty's Flower Power. Seen here with mother Lisa. Couldn't get a good picture of Elle (the baby) with the hat on.

I also decided I would need a scarf to wear to the service, since it would be cold. So I whipped up this:

Self-designed pattern. It's a semi-reversible cabled scarf. I may post the pattern if I get around to typing it up. It's Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande color 3317, which is really a much nicer blue than it looks here.... And it needs to be blocked still.

That picture shows it a bit better.

That's it for now. I'll try to post more in the coming weeks, now that classes are over :) I just have two finals, a paper, and the GREs between me and winter break.


MHAithaca said...

Mmm, alpaca.

Scott said...

Ooh...pretty variegation.

CynicalGal said...

I think that the most amazing "design elements" happen from "mistakes" -- your yarn looks GOOODDD!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Leigh said...

Your yarn looks great! I'm thinking of dying some sock yarn today to get the new year off right... we'll see. :) Happy New Year!