Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Run, Forrest, Run!

Percocet is my homie.

I'm at home for the next couple of weeks because of medical issues. I've been sleeping a lot while I recover. There have been days where I've been so drowsy that I couldn't focus long enough on any knitting. But I AM much better than after leaving the hospital. I believe the prayers of those who know the specifics have helped me to recover relatively quickly.

Before going on medical leave, I brilliantly placed an order with KNIT PICKS. I knew that if it arrived in the midst of feeling rather shitty, that it would make me feel better. And it did.

I ordered 2 hanks of Bare Merino/Silk sock yarn to use for dyeing. I also ordered 4 hanks of Bare Peruvian Highland Wool yarn and some Jacquard Dyes.

When I felt a little better, I dyed a hank of the sock yarn. My first attempt at "pot dyeing" was this beauty:

I swear I wish the camera would have picked up the true color of the yarn, as well as the sheen given off by the silk. I used the "Spruce" dye for this one. Don't know if I want this to be socks or a shawl, but I keep staring at it. This deep green is simply beautiful. Y'all don't know how proud of me I am.

Since I don't have any more vinegar, I will have to chill on the yarn dyeing until I feel up to going to the grocery store. Send healing thoughts my way, little ladies. Or vinegar. *lol*

Oh, and I've named this yarn "Forest" because that's what the deep green reminds me of. As soon as I though of the name, I couldn't help but to make a reference to Forrest Gump.