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. 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!