Saturday, May 06, 2006

Nothing new to me...

Yep...I figured I wasn't Type A. I'm far from Type A. Found this quiz at Debs Down Time. So I have to say, if you want to know the Type B personality. I don't know about the guru part though! (okay, maybe not always calm and level headed there a Type C????)

You Have A Type B Personality

You're as laid back as they come...
Your baseline mood is calm and level headed
Creativity and philosophy tend to be your forte

Like a natural sedative, you have a soothing effect on people
Friends and family often turn to you first with their problems
You have the personality to be a spiritual or psychological guru

I was going to show you a pic of my sock but I think I'm going get past the heel first and see how that goes...I'm not going to jinx this one! So stay chilled cause tomorrow is Monday and the start of another exciting week of work and playing with yarn! Till tomorrow...


....Yarn, that is!!! And I did and had a alot of fun doing it cause it really was easy and quick. This is the first time I've done this but I think my little tutorial may entice you to try your hand at it.
First, this is a pic of newly untangled Knit Pick know, the one that took me two hours to untangle?
I tied off sections with some cotton yarn to be sure I didn't have another mess.
Then I soaked the yarn in a bowl of warm water and a glug of vinegar...and that' exactly how the instructions said to do it...."Glug"! (mmm....for some reason I feel like spaghettti for dinner)
Next I got my kool aid ready using lemonade, orange, and cherry watermelon. Next time I think I'll go for a little more difference in colors....they did tend to run into each other more than I thought.
The amount is one package to 1/4 cup of warm water...I ended up using 5 packages of each. Then I donned my handy-dandy plastic glove so I wouldn't have kool aid colored hands.
Sorta stupid for a person who is pretty much letting herself be covered in paint from painting the Kitchen.
Then the fun began. I used a baster for the application of kool aid but the instructions said you can use anything from a sponge brush to whatever!
Then it was ready for 2 minutes on high in the 2 minutes...then 2 more minutes.
It was pretty warm when it came out so I let it cool a bit on my porch outside.
I rinsed it in the temperature of water that it was at the time after being cooled till the water ran clear then hung it outside to dry for the afternoon.
Here is a closeup of the yarn hanging. I sorta moved it every so often as it was hanging thinking it may dry faster and it did.
So that's it. Not too bad for a first try. Now I think I'm gonna make me some socks with it. The more I do sock knitting the easier it's becoming....I really like it. And making a sock with yarn I dyed myself will be really cool. Let's see....maybe I could get me some sheep in my back yard.....spin my own wool.....mmmmm! Okay, okay....till tomorrow....and a sneak peek at my next attempt at sock knitting....take care ya'll!