Here we are, 8 sets of decreases from the neck. Hooray! can I have chocolate now?
About the dyeing…. Thank you all for your nice comments. I’m using Wilton’s cake decorator paste colors for my dye and setting them with white vinegar in the Crockpot. No, OtherPeggy (do you mind if I call you that?) it is not novelty yarn- it’s just a funky spinning job. But the yarn is it’s own story.
My good Aunt Dot once bought secondhand 2 huge bags of natural, poorly washed, barely carded, inexpertly spun wool. She has used a little but when I started knitting last fall she gifted me with enough of this wool to fill my cabinet. Some of it is quite nice- lamb’s wool and merino and mohair and alpaca…. Some of it is crap- wiry, dirty, coarse….
I’ve been doing my best to use it up- so I can buy more yarn of course- but the creations are rarely something nice enough to wear out of the house. Mostly the wool just does not feel nice against the skin and lots of washes have not helped.
I really didn’t mean to start ranting about this yarn. Sorry! Anyway, long story short, I have several pounds of yucky yarn that I can experiment on and I think will become a Log Cabin blanket. I thought it would be a Tomten, but it just doesn’t feel nice enough to wear. But I’m in love with the colors!