OK, This is like the good old days when I first started blogging and would do 2 or 3 posts a day…it’s 11:20. PM!
I’m up (more insomnia) and thinking crafty. My striping yarn experiment has gone awry and I’m a little jacked up about it.
I wound that merino into a center-pull ball, and then decided it was too fine for socks. SO…I got out a hank of Fisherman’s Wool that I’ve been hoarding for just such an emergency. You’re a knitter, you know that there ARE emergencies that require undyed hanks of yarn needing to be hoarded. All kinds of yarns are hoarded for some emergency or another…
ANYWAY…I did my calculations and skeined the yarn, walking around and around these two chairs in the back yard (in the dark, mind you)…and ended up short. I calculated for 2-3-2 row stripes, but I ended up with 1-2-3 somehow. ugh. Oh well. Right? It should still work. At least it wasn’t like 1-2-2.3786 or something.
So, I *wanted* to use cake dye for this, I really like how the browns and oranges can get all rusty-autumn. WELL, I couldn’t FIND my Cake dyes. So I had to use KoolAid packs. I’ll take pics in the daylight, but this yarn looks electric. I was going for subtle, so I used straight blue and straight green, then mixed the blue and the green for the mid-tone, thinking that they’d harmonize. And now I don’t know if my greens are different enough to really show up as stripes.
And I have to WAIT until it’s DRY to know for SURE!
Ok. I’m going to bed now.