Saturday, November 13, 2010

Color Sated

Hit the dyepot in a little different way this time.  I tried to get a two color result in one skein so put 1/2 in a mason jar and put it in the sun to heat!
 My first batch didn't work right-it came out more red than orange and I had to try again!  I am calling this skein a popsicle rocket.  Remember those popsicles you ate as a kid?  Bill we be getting these socks.
                              
 The second batch turned out the right color of orange and blue.    
                          
  I even dyed another bit of roving to match the last skein of yarn so there is enough to make mittens and hat.

The Gator yarn is wound up in a ball and ready to be knit into a pair of socks for a special Gator fan.
Bill brought these in today-radishes from the garden-just so crisp and tart!  Delicious.
The other fruit are persimmons.  I have never eaten one but will try one now.  The color is just right for this color sated day.

5 comments:

  1. That special Gator fan will be thrilled to pieces!!!

    I have been interested in persimmons lately -- let me know what you think of them.

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  2. We have a smaller persimmon here in Indiana, and after the first frost when they ripen, they get made into the best thing ever to eat - Persimmon Pudding! Yum!!!

    Popsicle Rocket indeed!!

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  3. Cool dyeing technique!!

    I've never eaten a persimmon either. Tell us how it is!!!

    Sue

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  4. That's one lucky Gator fan, hand knitted socks in just the right color!

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  5. great colours! not for the timid to wear though? I tried a persimon a few days ago, but was rather disappointed with the lack of flavour. I suppose your own, picked when fully ripe might be very different!

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