adventures in self-striping
i tried my luck at self-striping yarn this last weekend using kool-aid and knitpicks color-your-own fingering weight merino. i first had to make a very very large skein.
i walked around two chairs a million times while the yarn unwound from the swift in the middle of the room. then i tied them off into approximate thirds, soaked the skein in water, then placed each third into its own jar of kool-aid. i put those jars into a pot half-full of water and slowly heated them up.
i turned off the heat and let the yarn cool. then i gave it a rinse with a little bit of wool wash.
i hung it up to dry in the shower then i put it back on the chairs and wound it back on the swift.
i plan on making some jaywalkers with it, but i'm trying to focus on some of my other projects right now, like forecast. (i'm working on the first sleeve right now.)
also, this package arrived and it is especially tempting.
seven skeins of peace fleece worsted in sea moss and two skeins of blue sky alpacas organic cotton. the peace fleece is for the Central Park Hoodie and the cotton is for a decorative pillow. my bedspread needs a little sprucing up.
i hope to have the beginnings of a jaywalker sock the next time i post.
till then, eat a peach from costco. it'll blow your mind.