Monday, November 9, 2009
Ty Dy, Sock Blanks, and a Serious Request
SAFF class sample yarns and sock blanks with my 8 year old helper? Well, the dyed sock blanks had been hanging over the drying rack in my bathroom ever since (three months, if you're counting). Last night, after finishing the Ty Dys, I decided it was finally time to do something with them.
We'd been dyeing yarn for my SAFF class samples, none of which was pre-wet (dry yarn is needed for the that process), when we decided to use up the rest of the dye on the sock blanks. We painted (sprinkled, dabbed, spattered) dye on dry blanks (as opposed to the instructions which clearly state to wet the fabric in advance) so the colors didn't blend and soak through quite as well as they should have. On the other hand, I like heathery, mottled yarns, so I'm loving how my blank is knitting up. I thought I was going to be bothered by the curly yarn, but it's not an issue.
And now for something totally serious: Blog Friend and Frequent Poster Teklady27, is dealing with some serious health issues. Please send your prayers, wishes, and strong thoughts her way.