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Sunday, March 12, 2006

how not to wind a skein

So, my five-year-old came up to me on Saturday afternoon and declared that she wanted to "make some yarn." I got to work winding and mixing dyes and whatnot, foolishly hoping that we could get it all done before her sister woke up -- surprise, it was not to be. So I had a yarn-dyeing adventure with two small children on my hands. They actually did quite well -- thank God for small favors, it was 60 degrees so we dyed in the back yard.

So the yarn was dry this morning, and I first wound it (from its drying state, a loop four feet in diameter) around my arm. Big mistake. Way to small. So I put it back on my arm and wound it around a chair.

Can anyone see what's wrong with this picture? Doh! Yup, you guessed it, the top of the chair back is wider than the bottom. So I wound it but could not get it off. The third time was a charm -- the old wind-it-around-a-Priority-Mail-Box method.

If I do say so myself, my daughter is a great color-picker:

I dyed a green skein too, but I've had enough winding for one day.

In other news, I made a sock today.

Hmmm...those colors look familiar. Like *our* yarn, but with the questionable inclusion of a lot of black. (What were they thinking??)


Blogger Knittinreed said...

Great colors. And now your daughter has been indoctrinated into the wonderful world of dying yarn. Like the socks - even the black in them.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

She does have a great eye for color!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Those are great colors.

5:06 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

I saw that picture and it took a second or two before I realised - oops! Glad you got it sorted out though, the colors look great, excellent choices by your DD.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

I love those colors -- your daughter has great taste!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Knitting Fool said...

The yarn looks good either way= and the sock!

2:30 PM  

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