FO Friday: Warm Feet

I finally finished my socks! To be honest this isn’t the first attempt at knitting something with this yarn. I had started a sock eons ago and it didn’t get very far before I just dumped the whole thing into a plastic bag and placed it back into the stash. See the yarn is a Knit Picks Sock Blank that was gifted to me by Beth years ago. I wanted to try dyeing some yarn and knew that KoolAid was the perfect place to start so I dumped a ton of it into some water in my crockpot and threw in the blank. Once the dye had been absorbed by the yarn I let it dry. I knew I wouldn’t want to knit from the blank. I’d done that and not enjoyed it once before so I wound it into a couple of balls. It was at that point I noticed the smell. Have you ever smelled grape KoolAid? Have you ever smelled 10 packages of unsweetened grape KoolAid? It was rather strong. That’s why I didn’t knit the socks the first go around. I couldn’t take the smell. I vacillated between being hungry and nauseous. Not the feelings I like when knitting. Now I’m happy to say that I have not only dyed the yarn myself but I have managed to knit the socks and the overwhelming grape smell is gone. I hope it doesn’t return when I wash them.

If you’d like to read more FO Friday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.


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9 Responses to FO Friday: Warm Feet

  1. Kepanie says:

    Love, love the purple!


  2. They look great – and the grape smell beats my feet!


  3. Renee Anne says:

    I hope the smell is gone, too. I don’t fancy grape-smelling feet.


  4. Lisa says:

    Those are very lovely socks 🙂


  5. Marilyn says:

    I love ’em! Hope you still do when they get wet…


  6. avantaknits says:

    Note to self: if I ever take up dyeing, don’t use Kool-aid. Your dye job looks fab, though, and worked up into beautiful socks.


  7. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Yay for a completed UFO!! I really like the tweedy look of the dye job.


  8. Pat(ricia) says:

    Great socks and cool dye job – but ugh! Kool Aid Grape – yuckety yuck! So glad that it has faded away and you were able to work through it.


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