Hmmm where to start. So much has gone on I’ll just let the pictures do most of the talking:
And this here’s the pic of my hands to prove how much I love this man. I know I should have used gloves. I threw my last pair out, because they didn’t fit well at all. I was doing fine til most of the dye ran AROUND the hat instead of it soaking up into the wool. So my dizzy ass pressed it and oops! my hands are blue! Oh well. That only lasted a day. By the next day most of it was gone.
Then, there’s this:
Mystery wool I got from Karen.
I’m not sure how much it was but unlike most dyeing where I’d need about 4 packets of kool aid for 4 oz of fiber, I only used 1 each of Tamarind and Mango flavors. I mixed the two and then sprinkled some Tamarind onto the top in various places. After simmering in the oven for about 20-30 minutes on 250 I turned off the oven and let it cool. It’s still a bit greasy though. I’m carding it up little by little and this is the result so far:
I’m spinning this up with S-twist(counterclockwise). I plan to wind it into a center-pull ball and ply it back on itself. I’m loving the color gradient. I always wondered how people could use various colors while dyeing yarn in a big pan/pot.. I think I may have figured out one way.
On Friday I got to hang out at The Point for the relaunch party for Knit.1 magazine. We sipped wine, nibbled cheese and grapes and checked out a beautiful array of the pattern pieces from the premiere issue! After Knit.1 Editor-in-chief Adina Klein spoke to us, there were door prizes. And guess who won something!?
None other than yours truly! Well actually, what’s funny is, there were two books offered and Karen won the other one! We both got our books signed by Adina herself! Go us!
Knit.101 is a cute little how-to/pattern/light reference book featuring knitting AND crochet. I’d llike to think of myself as intermediate knitters but it’s such a cool book, so I’ll gladly add it to my collection of yarn craft books and mags!
After a while we left and headed on over to a cute little Mexican restaurant and got ourselves a late dinner and drinks!
Those were some big-ass glasses! Well for the price they better be. And they were souvenir glasses so I got them both! 🙂 Thanx K! I just want to add; the next time I get a drink with 151 in it, someone REMIND ME to STIR IT before sipping? All I can say is Woooooooooooo! Now that’s a FIRE! We’re definitely gonna have to pull a dinner-and-drinks-again!!
Well that’s it for this post. Stay tuned for another Beancast Episode, featuring a whole bunch of NYC Knitties!