Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Spaghetti Arms

I've been making a valiant attempt at spinning with the spindle Jonie sent me. While recently spinning (among other things) has been encroaching on my knitting time, spinning will not be replacing knitting in my heart. I think maybe I have some tension issues. I'm not suggesting I'll be giving up on spinning, just that I'm experiencing a steep learning curve.
There is good news in that I haven't broken my self-imposed Resolution rules, and I have only been knitting on my socks so far this week. Of course, there hasn't been much knitting getting done...things have been busy...but when I've had crafting time, I've been mesmerized by the siren calls of this guy.

Sunday I helped at the LYS teaching a workshop on Kool-Aid dying yarn. It was an absolute success and everyone had a wonderful time. There were um, I think, 10 or 12 people there. (I never had a chance to count.) It was such fun. Dying yarn is addictive...once I start, I can't seem to stop. Here's the latest.
Grape. I only used two packets for a skein of creme colored Cascade 220 superwash. I am disproportionately pleased with the outcome.
Ice Blue. I was completely jazzed to find the Ice Blue kool-aid.

Today's Quote:

"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough." -Frank Crane


Nora said...

Kristy, I love dyeing with Kool-Aid! Your grape/creme variegated is truly beautiful.

I've over-dyed a hank of Opal in a mixture of Ice Blue/Apple Green and used it for my Elfine socks.

Nora said...

Ooops, wrong link!

Here's the correct one: My Elfine socks.

Charity said...

For some reason, I'm completely intimidated by the whole dyeing thing. It looks like so much fun, I don't know why I haven't tried it yet! :0)

Jo said...

I really like the grape color. How did you get it variegated like that? I have to try some dyeing!

RobynR said...

I wanna dyeeeeeeeeeeeee. *sigh* Your handiwork looks beautiful Kristy, can't wait to see how it knits up.

RC said...

ooohhh pretty! LMK if I should look out for other colors for you (maybe some on this side of the country you don't have?)

Stefaneener said...

I love koolaid dyeing! Love it out of all proportion to reality. Even after doing some high-end natural dyeing at a workshop, with the kidlets around, I'll be doing koolaid for a few years yet.

Spinning . . . well, it is addictive, it is frustrating, and I'm fighting to keep some time free to knit! Good luck with yours.