It was unbelievably hot here on the East Coast this weekend – and there was nothing else to do but stay inside in the AC, and do inside stuff. Yesterday Cieara and I cleaned out her room (fun!), and today we all went to the mall and did a little shopping. But I also had lots of time for fiber stuff – I’m half way done with chart four on Icarus (See Lisa I haven’t stopped on it and am still going on it!), and I even did a few rows on the Ballet Cami. And I did a little coloring too…
I know its a bit blurry – but it was the only picture I took of this yarn that actually got the color right – every other picture made it look pink. I used Kool-Aid and Knitty to dye this – and I think its really nice – sort of a coral. I’m thinking that I may use this to make Ene’s Scarf (Ravelry link) – wouldn’t that be nice?
I also did some sock yarn – I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this – I obviously didn’t squeeze the dye through all the way and there is a lot of white still…
But I sort of like it, and think even with the white it looks nice. But I thought that perhaps I should overdye it with another color – or with yellow. What do you think?
I obviously shouldn’t quit my day job and become a full time dyer though, eh? I really enjoyed myself though, and think I may try this again with “real dyes“. There is something about the creative process of putting colors together and changing basic white yarn to something that you only saw in your mind (and apparently I saw popsicles in my mind!).
I also did a little more coloring today….
Yep, dyed my hair (aren’t you glad I didn’t use Kool-Aid?). I usually go somewhere to have this done, but decided to see if I could do it at home. And I sort of like it – even when I really didn’t brush my hair well!
OK, I’m off to knit a little more on Icarus….have a good week!