Okay, I learned that lesson. On the positive side, I got lots of exercise this past week walking around and around my sunroom unravelling stuff!
A few weeks ago my friends in my knitting group decided we would have our Christmas party in a local fondue restaurant. I was really excited about this because the last time I had fondue was on my 21st birthday party... and um, as we all know from my recent birthday contest, that was 14 years ago. I decided I wanted to make something for my friends - knitting them something seemed silly - they all knit for themselves - so I decided to hand-dye some self-striping wool for them. I ordered some Swish Superwash sock yarn and worsted weight from Knitpicks and off I went.
This one is for me... I have wanted some blue and brown sock yarn for the longest time, and I call this 'Lazy Friday in Jeans.'
This sock yarn is for Denise. I called it 'Denise's Water Lilies' because she like fishing and boating:
This one is for Kathy. It is the worsted weight and I called it 'Kathy's Mystery' because the first go-around with the dye left it half bright electric hunter orange. It was supposed to be peach! I over-dyed it with two different blues to negate the orange. Now it is sunny Caribbean blue on one half, a muted browny/purply/navy/black on the other:
This sock yarn is for Michelle. I was inspired by a vest that Michelle had knit for herself earlier this year, so this colourway is called 'Michelle's Vest.'
I even tried to make it look semi-professional by making myself some yarn labels as well - check out the name:
No, I have no plans to go into business here. There are plenty of people who do this better than I do and it is an awful lot of work!
Here are some pictures of our meal:
This was the main course and there was sirloin, lobster, shrimp, pork, chicken, steak, ravioli, and vegetables in a spicy wine/citrus/chicken broth.
Michelle and Denise digging into the chocolate dessert fondue: