Pat's Knitting and Quilting
February 4, 2007
As soon as I finished the mittens, I started this hat. It is " Norwegian Star" from Hat's On by Charlene Schurch. This is my 2nd hat from her book and I know there will be many more in the future.
And here is where I veer off of the grey, white, blue Project Spectrum path.... I decided that I want some "not solid" red socks and all I have in the stash is solid red sock yarn SO.....yesterday while Dave took the boys skating at the pond, I dug out my dye kit that I bought last fall from Adrian at Hello Yarn and with absolutely no experience (other than Kool Aid over dye) I went for it following her excellent directions.
I LOVE this yarn - some kind of beginner's luck because it turned out exactly as I dreamed it might be. I had 4 cups of dye (1 red, 1 red with extra water, 1 red with a bit of blue, 1 red with a bit of black). I just poured them on and squished it around and microwaved for 6 minutes!
I keep fondling it and showing it to anyone who will look.