A 50 gm pair of striped shorties to wear with trainers. A very quick knit but I did have to lay my cardigan to one side!
I also remembered that I had no solid colours for heels and toes, a quick shopping trip and 24 hours later these arrived.
400 grams of solids, these will either tone or clash depending on how the SO is feeling.
After a few moments surfing through the sock yarns he spotted this colourway, on being asked as to whether they should be short or long his response was YES, so 150 grams.
Then a ball of this to make it up to free shipping, cheap is good, free is best.
Then I fancied some "in your face colours" after a couple of hours searching, lots of " how blooming much?" and "not on your Nellie". We had a little chat about what we would afford as opposed to what we could afford.
I have to say here that I do understand the time and cost of materials involved, I have bought from several Indie dyers in the past and loved what I got.
We decided to buy a starter dye kit and 3 skeins of yarn and then just play.
This is the product of our playtime, the middle skein was dyed by the SO, I will be balling this later on and casting on a pair of socks.
The other two I have named Tiger Lily and Sunset Boulevard, I love them and loved the process.
The dyes that I tried were food safe so I "cooked" them in the microwave. If I decide to carry on with that using acid dyes I will be buying another microwave solely to dye with.
So much did I love it that an order for more yarn happened, lots more. An order for acid dyes has also been placed. All I need to find now is a large stainless steel pan for steaming and immersion dyeing. I did like the painting though and this can be set in the microwave or steamed.
Oh, and of course another day or two in each week to indulge this new hobby/addiction.
It is time for some lunch, there are rumbles coming from the deep.
Ooooh, that leads nicely into my weight loss this week, which is NIL.
There has been no gain either, I blame no one but myself. I had a couple of days with the poking about in my ears, that led to not wanting to cook or eat a meal, so I grazed, not on rubbish, but did manage to eat more carbs than I should have.
For the next few weeks I will be walking Rufus, this will be an extra walk, so am hoping that this will help.
My lovely neighbour Will, who is owned by Rufus, has a cast on his right foot, from toes to just under knee height. I am only to glad to walk Rufus, and he doesn't mind either.
On that I am off to find some lunch.