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I’ve moved…

OK, so I’d stopped blogging – and I think the title of this blog was one of the reasons… I do so much more than knit!

You can now find me at Create A Mess! I hope to see you there 🙂

Ravelry – I made it!

I finally made it onto ravelry, I got a very pleasant email from someone called ‘frecklegirl’.  The website is absolutely fab!

 My username is soozknit if anyone wants to find me 🙂

Adventures with Kool-Aid!

So, recently I decided to try some adventures with Kool-Aid. It has been lots and lots of fun, and I am sure that I will try it again! Here is a step-by-step process of what I did:

1. Buy some 100% wool yarn.

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2. Buy a selection of Kool-Aid packets:

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3. Wind the wool round something (camping chairs work really well, as you can collapse them slightly to lift the wool off!):

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4. Tie tiny figure of 8’s around the wool using some cotton to stop the wool from tangling up:

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5. Soak the wool in room temperature water for 10 minutes (mmm spaghetti):

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6. Mix the Kool-Aid – I used 2 packets per litre of water (again I used room temperature water… careful not to felt your wool!). I also put one cap of distilled vinegar in – but I don’t think that this is necessary, and it doesn’t smell great. Then depending on how you want your yarn to look – place in a variety of pots and pans:

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7. Arrange your yarn in the pots and pans as desired:

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8. Set all pans on a very low heat, and then set your timer for 30 minutes. The water does not need to boil. All the colour from the kool-aid should now be on the wool, and the water should become clear:

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9. Leave the water/pans to cool completely, then take the wool out and rinse well in room temperature water.

10. Lay out to dry on a towel for a few minutes to absorb excess water, then hang up on a dryer:

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11. When dry – wind into a ball of wool and admire your creation. You may even want to try knitting with it!

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Unfortunately, my wool looked like a load of tutti fruttis have all thrown-up on my yarn. But at least I enjoyed dyeing it!

This is my second attempt:

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Which I am making a pair of socks out of – like this:

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Loads and loads of fun – I would really recommend trying it!


Moved!

I have decided to move to https://soozknits.wordpress.com instead of my old blog.  Hope you like the look of it!

Spinning!

Well, I have been trying my hand at spinning my own wool over the past week, and so I thought I would share the results with you! I bought myself a kit off ebay which included a drop spindle, and 4 different coloured rovings. I found the spinning quite difficult at first, but i soon got into the swing of it (still a very slow process for me, I have to keep stopping the spindle all the time). It was quite good fun though, and this is the end process…


I decided to mix up all the colours quite a lot, and i can’t wait to see how it looks when I knit it up! There isn’t much there however so I’m a bit unsure what to knit it into!

Welcome to my Unfinished Projects Blog!

This blog is to show you all the projects that I start – and occasionally the ones that I finish.

It is also going to be a useful resource for me to see what I was planning – and what i have got stashed away at the bottom of my great big basket full of crafty goodies that i have in the spare bedroom – just waiting to be rediscovered.

I hope you enjoy seeing what I am up to at the moment!