Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dyeing Dilema

I'm really fascinated with this mobius pattern. I've made some 'fake' mobius scarves - just a scarf twisted and sewn together. But this is knit all in one piece on a 47" circ. which is looped around. I don't know if you can see in the picture - but it is actually knit from the inside out and you just keep knitting the pattern around and around but you are actually knitting two sides. So, anyway, I'm down to the last three rows and the bind off - and ...can you see how much yarn I have left? UGH! This is yarn that I dyed with kool-aid - not something I can go back to my LYS and pick up.

So, what to do - dye some more yarn. I think I came pretty close. Fortunately it's variegated so I think it will blend in okay. Now I have to wait until it's dry to finish the mobius. I love to knit and I love to felt - but it's the finishing that always stalls me.

Here is the 'Clutch You'll Never Give Up" from the One Skein book. It is supposed to have buttons as an embellishment (don't I hate to sew on buttons!) So I found this pin in my jewelry box - and I think it looks great!
And, no I'm not selling cleaning products - but if you have never used "Simple Green" you have to try it - it cleans anything - even kool-aid stains on kitchen counters!


Unknown said...

Good job with the dyeing.

The pin looks great on the clutch. The clutch is so flexible and looks so nice. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Well, I HAVE TO take my next vacation to the states....You guys have everything, even cleaning products that are better than mine!!! Love Vigdis

Anonymous said...

Your kool-aid yarn looks great! I love the purple one a few posts down.

In answer to the question you asked on KVVS Bingo today - I've been collecting stuff for the package but I've not sent anything off yet. I am tempted to send "teaser" postcards but they all say "VANCOUVER" really big on them!

P.S. I'm thinking of buying One Skein Wonders... do you recommend it?

aksunflour said...

The kids at work have been known to drink Simple Green (NOT RECOMMENDED). They do say that the formula doesn't taste as good.
I have been eyeing the moebius so thanks for showing your WIP.

vegasangelbrat said...

Love your kool-aid dyed yarn! The clutch is really pretty and would work great for a sock projec the pin idea, Thanks! Also the purple bag looks nice sure have been