This post will be about knitting. I promise.
Well, first off, I dyed some yarn this weekend. Red. Really, really Red. I used Jacquard acid dyes. I did a stupid thing, though. Everything was going great, I was outside, "cooking" the dye and yarn on the camp stove (my mom was convinced the steam was toxic - it's not). I took it out, let it cool and rinsed. I then noticed a little problem. I tied it with cotton ties, but the bits under the cotton ties didn't take dye. Opps. So I waited about a day and a half, and tried to re-dye it in the mircowave, which worked, but not amazingly. I have little pinkish-white spots now. In the glove, though, it doesn't look that bad.
And a bit of the glove (I'm knitting it hand part down)
The real color is a vibrant but not as electric red as that. It's really beautiful, and I might have to dye some yarn I haven't spun. I'm plotting already.
OH! I got the needles for the sweater. (printed silk cardigan)
And this is really making me want to finish. (I'm using the same yarn, different colorway)
That scarf I showed last post is Lace Ribbon, with Dream in Color Smooshy Sock yarn, in Dusky Auroa. It's lovely, but I hate scarves. I really do. But my aunt will LOVE it (purple, and the pattern just suits her)
I think I'm going to order some undyed yarn and play around with it.