Saturday, August 15, 2009

Green Goddess socks finished


I started this pair months ago and finally finished the 2nd sock this morning. :) Cream Patonyle that I dyed in the crock pot with food coloring. Used 89 gms of the 100 gm ball. The Nancy Whitman pattern calls for 376 yds. I love the way this pattern fits. The pattern is stretchy, but also snug.

5 comments:

kadezmom said...

I love them. What a beautiful colorway that came out of the crockpot....I may have to investigate someday.

peacockmom said...

Glad you like the color. It is VERY easy to do. I used Wilton's teal icing dye (about 1/4 tsp) and then used tiny splashes (about 1/2 tsp at a time) of grocery store blue food coloring in a bottle on top of the teal bath. Then didn't "stir", just dunked it down a bit with a wooden spoon. You don't have to watch it with a crock pot and food coloring and it is safe to do. It doesn't matter if it is on a long time as long as the lid is on. I often let it cool overnight and then rinse it.

jdhforjc said...

wow, very pretty color. I am looking for a yellow color I can not find. A friend told me mango kool-aid color is good. Ever tried kool-aid? I hope the weather is nice. We are warming up a little to mid-80's.
Jody

peacockmom said...

Hi Jody,
I'm not a fan of kool-aid dyeing, and did do it a couple of times after having splurged for the kool-aid. It is imported ("exotic" it is called here) and had to be special ordered from the east coast. The color was not adjustable like using the icing dyes, but probably could be fun with Katie. It might be worth trying the mango color. I only had a choice of 3 colors here. If you can get the Wilton's icing dye, I think it is the way to go. The kool aid meant using the microwave, but maybe you could use the crock pot for it. I'd ask your friend if she has tried it. Good luck! :)

kadezmom said...

Great! Now I have a new reason to knit down my stash! Thanks. (so I can buy barenaked yarn and decorate it myself!)