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Monday, January 30, 2006

Red Hot

I joined another knit along, Red Hot Sizzling Socks. I really wanted to knit them with Lorna's Laces in the flames colorway but I also really need to curb my yarn buying so I dyed up a skein of sock yarn with Kool-Aid on Saturday afternoon. I used 6 packages of cherry and sprinkled on 1 package of orange near the end of the steaming process. I hope the color holds up, I really want a pair of RED socks.

Why do I join knit alongs? I think the answer is simple, I like to put the buttons on my sidebar. I also like to have a bit of a structured knitting goal. I work better under pressure otherwise I just sit here and surf the web all day, although a little less now that I found Bloglines! Why do you join knit alongs? Or why don't you?


Blogger Theresa said...

For the communal aspect, I think. A number of my friends knit, but none are quite as obsessed as me and the other knitting bloggers. It makes the knitting less solitary, and I like that.

9:53 AM, January 30, 2006  
Blogger Fiber Fetish said...

Same with me. I like the idea of other knitters out there working on the same thing. I don't have any friends that knit and there aren't any SnB's or knitting circles around that I know of (or that will let me join in - hurumph) so knit alongs take the place of that.

4:26 PM, January 30, 2006  
Anonymous Paula said...

I like the feel of community, and support as well as the deadline pressure. Many KAL blogs have RSS feeds too, and SP7, etc. ...

5:34 PM, January 30, 2006  
Blogger novaks8 said...

DO you wear gloves when you dye the yarn?

We had a neighbor years ago who dyed his hair purple with kool-aid. It was hilarious.
His mom flipped out...first at the hair, then at the mess on the counter!

He grew up and married and has a baby now.....amazing

7:43 AM, January 31, 2006  

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