The socks are haunting me…

The socks are haunting me.  As usual when I get something stuck in my head (especially if it involves buying yarn) I have to see it through, then start excitedly and then lose interest.  After all, the hard part is done, I did all the math already.

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I ordered 4 skeins of Knit Picks Stroll Fingering (yay coupons!) and picked up some zip ties.  They’re great for holding skeins together and picking them up without making a mess.  My yardstick worked, up until the point when it started to bend, I’m not quite sure if each hank is actually 112-ish yards, but whatever.

I zip tied two mini skeins together, to get the same color for each sock, and let them soak in water and white vinegar overnight.  The next day I broke out the Kool-Aid and Wilton’s Gel Food Coloring.

Starting with the lightest pink, I lightly simmered it in a tray on the stove top.  When it absorbed the color, I transferred it to the larger tray.  After finishing all three pink colors (I added more and more dye to get the darker colors) I speckled them, on the stovetop, by sprinkling Kool-Aid on them.  The grape color worked great, it’s very dark and that’s what I wanted.  I repeated this for the yellow/orange skeins and I just speckled the white skein.

After they cooled I gave them a quick rinse and voila!  They are ready to go.  Now I just have to wait for the Addi Flexi Flips, they’re backordered till March…

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