Thursday, July 07, 2005

Koolaid and a gift

Today I have a couple of pictures for you - I've been dying some yarn with koolaid from Helle and a friend gave me a gift :)

First the dying:


I really like the purple colour, it turned out really great! I'm thinking of knitting myself a shawl from it, but I don't know if I have enough... I don't know how it has happened, but Flower Basket Shawl has crawled into my mind again, trying to be knit again! I who was so sure I didn't want to knit it for years! hmmm... well, we'll see what happens :)
The green isn't as sharp green on the picture as in real life... I thought it would turn out blue, but when it came out of the water it was definitely green, and just got more and more green as it dried up... I can't think of anything I would knit in this very green apple colour, but I might try to dye it again with "frugtfarve" (food colour) as I've seen done over at fiberspace. Do you think it might work? Can one dye it twice? Of course I will use some darker green colour, not try to make it pink or anything *S*


This is the present a friend from university gave me. It's the wool from 4 angora rabbits, and he thought I might be able to do something with it. I would love to have it spun, but I'm not sure I can do that myself (actually I'm pretty sure I can't). So I'm trying to figure out who can, and in the meantime I can just have it as my "pet" 'cause it is the softest thing I've ever touched! And it makes my boyfriend sneeze ;)

6 comments:

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

what u are doing here is amazing ;)
good luck knitting, exams and all

Dorte said...

Nu har jeg mødt det saftevandsfarvede garn flere steder ... og jeg er dybt forundret og imponeret. Det er rigtig flot, men hvis farven hæfter så fint på garn, så tror jeg ikke det kan anbefales at drikke det ....
Selv har jeg kun farvet garn med planter - for mange år siden.
Kh Dorte

Elisabeth said...

hehe Dorthe, du kan tro at jeg ikke kunne drømme om at drikke sådan noget saftevand... det stinker simpelthen så stygt som en hel kemikaliefabrik! Men det var godt nok nemt at farve med det... :)

britt said...

Det farvede garn er superflot!! Og det lilla vil være fantastisk i FBS mønstret. Har du lyst - så klø da bare på!
:-) Britt

strikkeforsker said...

Mmmmmm, angora blandet med lidt andre fibre er vidunderligt (bare ikke i sommervarmen). Det koolaid farvede garn ser rigtig lækkert ud, måske man selv skulle prøve. Ulla

Ma~ said...

Jeg prøver desperat at se for mig hvordan man klipper en kanin men kan ikke få det indre billede frem ;-) Gad vide om man kunne gøre det nememre ved at lade kaninen drikke saftevandet?