Saturday, January 17, 2009

A minor distraction

I was doing alright with my Vivian this week, when I decided to have a bit of fun with food dye. I got some instructions from the internet, vinegarred my white wool, splashed a little food dye around and...


The left one's main color is called "orchid" on the box, which is 4 reds to 1 blue. I added a little black to some of it. Some of it is also my own shade of brown, which is 1 each of green, red and yellow. The brown looked like coca cola and separated rather prettily into peachy yellow and pale green in spots. The other is plain green, green with a touch more blue, and white bits.

Rolling it up just made it more tempting...

oops! What happened to getting to row 64 in my Vivian? Well, I thought I'd make the "orchid" yarn into socks for Jasmine. But I couldn't resist using my new pair of Addi circulars, which are 4.5mm (not 3.75), so they ended up being Byron's size. Good width, though I may pull the toes out and add a centimeter or two. Note the sock blocker, made from a bit of icecream container lid Ü

Of course, I had to make a pair!
Knitting little things for kids is so satisfying! Now I have to resist the temptation to cast on the green ones, which is the first thing I wanted to do when I finished the second sock. Hehehe!

5 comments:

Jack said...

Very cool dyeing. I love the browns.

Linnea said...

Oh my goodness! Your yarn is beautiful - those browns are stunning. And I have to say, the baby feet make it even more precious. Can't wait to see how that lovely green knits up.

Sam said...

lovely! The mottled brown knit up well! Dyeing is very addictive!

Alrischa said...

I can see that it would be. I'm already scheming in my head about onion skin dye and coffee colored socks... I bought a big bottle of vinegar from the supermarket. HEHE!

Tara said...

Soo.... when are you setting up your Etsy shop? :)

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