Friday, July 07, 2006

I Spy

...with my beady eyes, something beginning with I:
Icarus, with beads! Oooooo, sparkly! I'm at the end of chart 4. This project is just crawling as the rows get longer and longer, and, pretty as they are, the beads only make the knitting slower.

In a totally different palette, here's the result of the kool aid dyeing:
This little swatch shows a few streaks of orange, resulting for my last minute (what? me?) decision to pour Wilton icing dye (mixed with water and vinegar) on the more "naked" parts of the skein after its kool aid bath. I then zapped it in the microwave for a couple or minutes. I like the way it knits up. Now, what to do with it.....I'm a little hesitant to use it for a project, since I heard these edible dyes are not light-fast. It would be a pity to make something with it, only to have the color fade away in the sun.

Just as I feared, it was a royal mess to untangle that dyed skein and get it wound up. It was like this:
only much less serene and with only one person and a ball winder involved. Isn't this just the cutest? I got it from an antique store in Grayson, Ky. It's "The Heart of the Parks," and they mean it, there are lots of woods and lakes around there.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty. And I love the dolls. Where ever did you get those?

Anonymous said...

anonymous is better known as your secret pal if you didn't guess. LOL.

Polly said...

The yarn looks fabulous. I love the orange streaks. Great last minute add!