Friday, April 07, 2006
DYEING AND OTHER STUFF
I dyed several skeins of Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool for felting and CIC projects.
This orange and pink is in process of becoming a hat. Hopefully I'll get off the computer and finish knitting it tonight, so I can felt it tomorrow.
I felted a hat this week.
Crocheted a couple baby blankets.
And knit a vest for CIC.
I cast on 6 more stitches on the sleeve and worked it for only 1". Then cast on 3 less stitches for each side of the body. Since this vest is rather short through the body I probably won't decrease the body stitches next time. I knit a size 2, and it used about 3 ounces of worsted weight yarn.
I would love to dye some of the Lion's Brand Fisherman yarn as well. I bought it along with some kool-aid packets to try my hand at hand-dyeing. However, I wasnt' sure that it would be colorsafe when I felt the project. How do you do your dye process? Do you use kool-aid as well? Could you e-mail me? Would love to get started with it since my kids are off this week from school and we could make it a fun project together. Thank you for the free patterns too! Love reading all your stuff!