Saturday, January 13, 2007

Cool Yarn!


So, I dyed 3 baby skeins of yarn (Cascade 220 vanilla colored) with Wilton's using the chip and dip/microwave method. Of course the yarn then needed to be cooled. So, I thought the fastest way would be to take a couple of them outside. Waited a bit and brought one in, then decided I was hungry so made pancakes for lunch. OMG, I forgot the green yarn so when I got to the porch swing this is what I saw.

I let it slowly unthaw in the house and then washed it and now it's drying on the cookie rack over the furnace vent.

9 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Yup, that green yarn looks like it's cooled off enough now. I did a little light dyeing today, too. Nice spring colors you chose.

Sara said...

How funny! Never thought about it freezing! Love the yellow yarn...and I'm not a yellow person!!!

Cookie said...

I guess it really is cold over there. o.0

Susan said...

ohhhh Dave, are we going to get to see what you did? There was no real reason for this, I just wanted to dye.

Sara, thanks. Now if I only had any idea what I'll do with it. I guess for now it can just put some brightness in these gray days.

Cookie, yeah...I think so! *G* And it's not supposed to get warmer until way later in the week.

KatyaR said...

Okay, where did you get that chip and dip bowl? I've been looking for those, and the only ones I could find melted in the microwave.

Nice colors--makes me wish for spring!

Devorah said...

Love all the colors. Pretty!

Ann said...

Chip and dip dyeing..all of the really cool people are doing it that way these days. I love the bright colors...

Sprite said...

*laughs* Frozen yarn. Is it harder to knit with that way? (says the non knitter to the knitter) *grins* Love the colors - I'm with Sara, that yellow is WAY cool.. but *I* like yellow. *smiles*

Susan said...

Sprite, it's a little more difficult, but you can be sure that it will retain the shape. *laughing too* I know, the yellow wasn't what I thought I was going to do, but it sure made me happy to have it brightening up the day.