This is my yarn yarn.
As you know I bought some Wilton's Cake Icing Dye to color
some KnitPicks' Bare Superwash wool.
My first day's adventure was PINK.
I mixed four separate batches ranging from light to darker.
I tied the hank in several spots with wide strips of cloth so that white would dot along my yarn.
While I made what I thought were significant increases in the amount of dye per batch,
the graduating colors were not that noticeable except between the light and dark,
the in-betweens almost weren't.
However, I am pleased enough to use it.
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The following day I followed the same procedure with GREEN.
Making certain the amount of dye was doubled on each of the four batches.
Still wasn't enough to show.
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All in all the process was easy and not a bit messy in the kitchen/microwave.
hr, did I say I used the same method as I used for the Kool-ade dyeing.
Spurts in the microwave to heat to just below boiling.
While I had the dye and all the paraphernalia out I brought out some yarn that was in my stash minus a label.
Looked like wool, felt like wool.
After attempting to dye it I found it would not take the dye so it was not made of animal or protein fiber.
Resorted to checking with my Ravelry Stash and found it is cotton.
But it sure looks and feels like wool.
Anyway, each color has enough yarn for one pair of socks each.
This might be the time I attempt a feat that a fellow Rav Cookie A KAL-er does.
i.e.: knit THREE PAIR of sox on ONE CIRCULAR needle.
I've already bought a sixty-inch long Addi Lace needle. grin - grin
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My Norwegian great grandparents emigrated from Oslo in February 1872.
They departed with their three small children
and my great grandfather's father - my great great grandfather -
They settled in Chicago,
had six more children
of whom the eldest daughter was my grandmother.
This photograph was their home in Nesodden just across the fjord from Oslo, as seen to the right of the house.
The house is situated a few steps from the water's edge.
The present owners have just recently upgraded what was used as a summer place only
to their year 'round residence.