Saturday, January 05, 2008
Have you ever frogged angora? It's fun...you should try it. That's how I spent a few hours out of my day today. One of our local thrift stores had a 50% off coupon last week and lucky me I had two of them. On my second trip I spied a perfectly useless half sweater made out of the most gorgeous white fluffy 100% French angora I had ever seen. With visions of Ed Wood dancing in my head I decided why not, I'll at least try frogging and recycling the yarn. Here is the end result, I figure that I got about 250 to 300 yards and a few smaller bits that I can use for trim. I looked up what worsted weight angora would cost me, by my calculations I saved about $100 by frogging my own. Definitely worth the hassle.
Speaking of saving a buck or two, I thought that I would try Knit Picks "Bare" superwash fingering weight yarn for socks. I dyed it using the stove top method with Kool-aid and got a pretty good result. I started with the purple color and then swirled in some blue. I like the way the dye took randomly giving it a "real" hand painted look. Can't beat it at $5.99 a hank.
Well I finally broke down and saw one of our doc's for some antibiotics. So I am on day two of taking Zithromax and feeling better. Hopefully this will be the end of it. I really REALLY hate taking medication and I really hate going to the doctor but this has been going on quite long enough.
Luckily I have the weekend off + Monday so I can have a little time to recoup and get some things done around the house that have been sliding by. Mom Larj had her second cataract done and sailed through it. I finished the Irish Hiking Scarf and it is blocking in the basement at present. Great pattern if you have yet to try cables. Pics to come soon.
Everyone have a great week...