Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Kool-Aid Yarn

I actually had a dream last night that I was winding my Kool-Aid yarn on a ball winder. It wasn't my ball winder - it was a wacky automatically-crocheted-my-yarn-into-a-big-blanket ball winder. And the big blanket was shiny. Residual flu dreams, I guess.

As soon as I woke up this morning, I ran (read: walked slowly) downstairs to wind my yarn. Ta da!

The grape color lightened up a lot when it dried and it's much more likeable. I grabbed US 6 needles and knit up a swatch. Here's the front:

Here's the back:

I don't know what I'll do with this yarn. I'll flip through OneSkein, One-Skein Wonders, and 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders to see what strikes me. Maybe mittens, mitts, or a scarf.

Now I'm itching to run to Stop&Shop to buy more Kool-Aid. I want to do a pink yarn and a blue/green yarn. Can't wait.

I made progress on my no-purl Monkey sock.

It's coming along nicely - much better than the one I frogged.

My boy is cleaning his room today. Shhhh. Did you hear that? Yup. The angels singing. I'm going to snuggle up on the couch with my knitting and with these:

Mailbox jackpot.


anphoe said...

Pretty yarn that you have made!!! Now I really really want to try to dye my own yarn, looks like fun.

jennsquared said...

Wow! Those looks great! The yarn really turned out great! Can't wait to see what you make! Now I want to dye my own yarn!

acambras said...

Oooh, it's so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors, good job!! You're very brave, I'd be afraid to try it. I can't wait to see what you knit with it.
Afghan Lady (almost finished)

WifeMomKnitter said...

Wow! That is truly amazing! When I saw the colors, I wasn't too sure how they were going to look together. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! Hey Knelley, you know, of course, that you can *REALLY* say that you invented that colorway, now don'tcha?

mad knitter said...

Oh, it's just beautiful! Nice, nice job! I can't wait to see what you make with it! Darn it, now I want to dye with Kool Aid, LOL!

Kathy said...

See how nice it looks? I knew it would be fine...since you were doing it!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!