Wednesday, July 30, 2008

rose yarn - first dye project

I've joined the Ravelympics as part of Team TARDIS. It's a game we're doing on Ravelry where we sign up to participate in an event and knit during the Olympics. My event is the Bag -n- Tote Backstroke and I'm doing a simple felted bag. I'm using the yarn I used as a test for my Kool Aid dyeing project. It was supposed to be purple but it turned out more like dusty rose. That makes it perfect, though, because I can relate my project back to Doctor Who by saying I'm using rose colored yarn in honor of my favorite Doctor Who companion, Rose Tyler. A lot of my Team TARDIS teammates are doing Doctor Who related projects - some of them are knitting toys based on various characters and some are doing TARDIS iPod cozies and other related things, so this way I won't feel left out! Not that I care about being left out, but it's nice to fit the theme. The bag is pretty plain on the front, so I'm thinking of things I can do to decorate it.  I'm going to look up needle felting and see if it's something I'd like to learn how to do for this project.  Maybe a Celtic or Chinese symbol that means something to me.  Or something like that.  Anyway, here's a pic of the yarn:

Just one more word about Kool Aid dyeing... it's fun!  I used one package of Blue Raspberry and one package of Cherry to get this color.  While it didn't turn out purple like I originally wanted, I still think it turned out pretty.  It'll make a nice felted bag, I think.

Currently working on my second Log Cabin block.  I need to get back to the Christmas Throw too, or it'll be Christmas before I'm finished. 

I'm still thinking very seriously about making a blanket using the quilt patterns in the show.  It'll have to be after the show is over, but I really think it would be a neat project.  Lots of intarsia work, but totally worth it in the end!

1 comment:

  1. The funny thing is, yesterday I went to a workshop and as a side-note, I learned that you can dye wooden dowels with Kool-Aid and vinegar.