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I went to Florida to visit M. I have a picture of her, but I’m not sure how she would feel about me posting a picture of her. [Actually, I can guess what it would be. Mostly unintelligible muttering.]

It was mostly hot, and there was a distinct lack of AC for a day.

It was made much better by a trip to the yarn store!

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innit the sheep cute?

Everyone there was really friendly. I spent entirely too much time just feeling yarns. They had a lovely lace weight that almost came home with me. It didn’t, but I did get some other pretties which I will post about later.

I also finished two things there! YAY.

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Marnie McLeans Wyvern socks
in
Knitpics Bare Merino sock yarn Bare

This is what I knit up with the blue dyed yarn I did. I can’t decide what I want to call the color way yet, but the pattern was lovely to knit, and the yarn has the subtle variation that makes each stitch a slightly different color, so it makes it look like scales. Perfect for dragon sox.

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Super Sekret X-mas Gift

This is the scarf that I knitted as a gift for my MiL to give to her Mother. It’s 54 in [137 cm] long and 7 in [18 cm] wide [ish]. Okay, so technically it isn’t done, because it is blocking; however, that is finished enough for me. The wandering cable in the middle is from Inspired Cable Knits.

Well, everyday is for yarn.

Today I embarked on my first sock yarn dyeing adventure.

I followed all of the directions from Knitty’s tutorial, which looked something like this:

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Wash the yarn. Let it soak.

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Choose appropriate Kool Aid mixture.
[ I used 2 packets of Blue Moon Berry, 1 packet each of Pink Lemonade
and Ice Blue Raspberry]
Place in cauldron crockpot.

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Dissolve, add yarn and enough water to cover yarn.

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Heat and let sit covered until it looks like this.

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Rinse, wash, rinse, and hang to dry.

I think it was a success. Unlike this:

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Spanish Peacock Shawl, from A Gathering of Lace

I had to rip it back for the third time last night. I finally have the chart right and it looks right now. But its what I’m taking to Florida with me next week. I figure between that and the sock, I’ll have plenty to do.

EDIT: I ripped the whole thing out. It didn’t work, again. I did get the book again, so I can try and figure out what I’m doing wrong. ‘Flying by the seat of my pants’ could be why I can’t get it right.