Wednesday, May 25, 2005

shake your booty

So Renee asked me to show maddy wearing her poncho so i had her go put it on... and took some pix. i really liked this one b/c she was fooling around and looks so cute!
i forgot to mention i made it in caron simply soft color watermelon! it's super soft! so on to that booty. i'm not shaking mine! but look at the booty i got!

Yup that's what i got! so that's like 60 packets of koolaid! i found coupons for buy 10 get 2 free. i used 5 of them! so i dyed 2 skeins of color your own yarn from knitpicks. so while i washed and let the yarn soak for 30 min i let the girls play in the pool!

then i got down to buisness. here's my first skein.... it's the one on the left in the pix at the end.
NOTE to self and anyone else dying yarn stay away from purple and red they TAKE over! or use them together...... i have to figure out how to make the stripes stay themselves....

for my 2nd skein i tried something a little different like dying in the microwave dish... it worked better at keeping the colors from running!
I think the next time i dye i'll use blues and green separate from purple and red...and orange....

so here's the finished products drying...

the 2nd one kept it's stripes better the 1st one like i said the red and purple kinda took over. if anyone who's done the stripes knows how to keep them from running please leave me a coment! LOL i'm sure as I go i'll figure it out!
well that was my adventure maddy says my yarn smells like jelly beans! that's better than the wet wool smell! LOL
well thanks for checking in today!
happy knitting!

4 comments:

Renee said...

Hurray for pictures! She looks sweet in her poncho and they look like they are having a blast out by the pool. Dying wool sounds like fun. I'd get all stressed I think. You did well!

Buttons said...

You are very lucky, I have always wanted to try my own yarn dyeing but here we have no such things like koolaide etc. Your yarn is very pretty.

jessica said...

maddy looks so cute in her new poncho! i can't wait to see your yarn knit up... i think i'd like to try dying, it looks a bit messy though:)

wendy g said...

Your yarn looks great. Can't wait to see the bag.