I’ve been busy with my slow cooker these last few days. I only have one to show today, but I promise more pictures of pretties in the near future. This latest experiment involved blue and purple. I think I’m in love…
In the dye pot.
Hanging to dry.
The base yarn for this was Patons Classic Merino in “Winter White.” I used two shades of Wilton’s food dye, but I can’t recall which ones (violet and sky blue, I think). I have two skeins of an Alpaca blend hanging in the bathroom drying at the moment and two soy/wool blends that are ready to be re-skeined and photographed. I promise a re-skeined photo of the blue and purple lusciousness above . It is currently on the swift being untangled. I left it alone for 5 minutes (literally) and the cat (&!^$#*&@ CAT!) decided to taste it.
I also completed a wrap for Paula in time for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Veteran’s Day (I know, a little late…). It turned out pretty good for being worked up in a couple of hours in the wee hours of the morning. Doesn’t she look fabulous?
They had a great time. So great, in fact, that Matt split his pants! I have decided to let him have what little dignity he has left and not post the picture of him in his boxers and garters. (Matt, I take payment in the form of cash and house cleaning…).
On an adorable note, my nephew visited recently. We had a great time and the day ended like this.