Monday, April 30, 2007

FO, Kool Aid and Blue Fingers.......

First, the FO. The Garterlac Baby Blanket. I ended up making it 8 base triangles wide and 7 side triangles long. I couldn't find my size 8 Dpn's or my 7's, So, I got out my size J crochet hook and crocheted 3 rows of double crochet boarder around the blanket. I used Bernat CottonTots yarn, with the body in color 'Wonder Dreams' and the border in 'Pretty in Pink'. This blanket was an idea stolen from Twinsanity, based on the Garterlac Dishcloth by Criminy Jickets.

The past few days, I've been playing with using Kool-Aid to dye yarn. This pic was dyed with Strawberry Kool Aid, and the one below was dyed with Berry Blue. I used a yarn from my stash that I just didn't like the way it looked. It's Patons Classic Merino Wool (which I love) in the Natural Marl colorway (which I don't love). It took the dye beautifully.

The Berry Blue yarn is still outside drying, as I just dyed it about an hour ago...LOL If you look down at the last pic, you can see where I was a dumbass and forgot to put my gloves fingers take the dye beautifully as well...LOL My right hand has more blue on it, but I'm right handed and couldn't get a pic of my right hand using my left hand, so I said fuck it and just took a pic of my left hand.


Macoco said...

Good to know about wearing gloves! The strawberry yarn is beautiful. I'm going to try my hand at dyeing soon.

Dave said...

That blanket turned out beautifully -- well done!