Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Time for ANOTHER Oddball Blanket!

So far, the wonderful knitters of the Knitting Help Forum have started knitting two Oddball Blankets for charity. We each knit all the way across the blanket for 3 inches, then we mail it to the next person in line to continue knitting.

When the blankets are completed by the 25 knitters in each chain, they will be given to charity! :)

The first two blankets were made with washable yarn. We have decided to make our third blanket with 100% WOOL yarn, so we can give it to a charity that requires natural fibers.

Here is the route the blanket will be traveling, starting and ending with the red square in North Carolina:
Map for the 3rd Oddball Blanket!

I am the first knitter. I used some vintage wool in my stash, which is a dull grey color. After a few rows of that, I was ready for some color! So, I grabbed some old packets of Kool-Aid and mixed them with some water on the stove, and brought it to a boil. Then, I turned down the heat, and added some beige wool yarn. After a while, the wool absorbed all the color from the Kool-Aid, and became a BEAUTIFUL deep red.
Dyeing Yarn with Kool-Aid

Strawberry Tea Koolaid Dyed Yarn - Beautiful!
Now, my grey knitting has been livened up by the Kool-Aid red, and looks MUCH better.

The blanket is ready to travel to Lissalue now!
Ready for Lissalue