The description for the above photos is as follows:
Ball Of Yarn
All Wound Out
I know you have been waiting with baited breath...so I wound the ball, then I wound the yarn to my "desired length." Since my tension was too tight, I ended up measuring a 3/2/3/2 row pattern repeat instead. Yes, I really lost 24 inches in tension. Oh well. Here is what I am thinking with the Murph. Murph is an australian SHEPHERD. Shepherd dogs like sheep, yarn is wool, which comes from sheep. Aussies are particularly know for needing a "job." So, next time I want to attempt this (you didn't think I only bought ONE skein of color Your Own Yarn - did you?), I can train the Murph to run around and around the chairs with the ball of wool ever so gently held in his teeth, letting it out as he goes along. Ok, I know this is delusional, but a gal can dream, can't she?
Next the yarn is soaking, and I very scientifically mixed and measured my blue Kool-Aid Dyes. By very scientifically, I mean I dumped all 5 packets into one jar, shook them up with the water, and then poured them back and fourth until the jars looked even. Scientific. The orange and green are also mixed, but not photographed. By the way, it takes a bit of Kool-Aid to make self striping yarn. Good thing its cheap. The description for the photos below are:
Scientific Blue Dye
While the yarn is cooking (good thing I had chinese food tonight, I NEEDED the chopsticks to push the yarn down into the KoolAid), along with one strand of the SUCKIEST yarn ever - you can like Plymouth Encoure if you want, but I just DON'T (I used it as scrap to measure), I would like to Brag about the fact that I have already begun working on my Sockpal Package. (Because I will be out of town this weekend and won't have time.) Doesnt it look fun?
Sockpal Package (Names Omited OF COURSE)
Special Sockpal Treats