Thursday, February 8, 2018

Let the Games Begin

I was tempted to try and knock this off for my winter Olympic knitting project but I had such bad luck with the 2014 hat that I decided against it.

I actually decided against knitting anything at all. I've got enough to finish up. I don't need anything new.

 What I decided to do was spin something instead. I had a free wheel and a giant bag of  undyed Corriedale.

 Remind you of anything? They are supposed to be the Olympic rings.

 I just spooned on the dye.

 I let it drain in the sink before it got a ride in the microwave.

I have no talent when it comes to dyeing so I was happy to see that all the dye did not run off when I rinsed it. Now I have the long wait until it dries. Hopefully that will be before the Opening Ceremony.  That's Friday, right?


  1. Wish you to win!
    I will also participate in the Olympics, stitching ones.

  2. I would have never thought of that. You are amazing! What do you use for dye? I’ve only dyed yarn once and I used koolaide. I was surprised at how easy it was.

    1. It's Jacquard brand dye. I've done koolaid too and the colors were really pretty. So is egg dye.

  3. Beautiful colors: I'm eager to see how it spins.

  4. It's going to be fun to see this yarn being spun! The colors really pop!

  5. Looks like that will be a lot of fun to spin!!

  6. Olympic Rings yarn, I love it and can't wait to see what it looks like when spun. Enjoy!

  7. You have plenty of dyeing talent - you just have to trust yourself more and go with it!

  8. Yes ! But there is some coverage tonight . I love your Olympic ring dying! We had a Olympic class at the barn with the students and they had flashlights with fake fire to carry as torches to the anthem. Very cute.

  9. You need relaxing and not a tense colorwork hat knit-the spinning (great dyeing, btw) will be just what you need to relax and watch this weekend!

  10. Now that looks like my kind of fun!!!

  11. That is going to be beautiful yarn. I am not knitting anything specific this Olympics, I am just trying to get a few minutes to play with yarn each day. With two puppies that is asking a lot!