More nerdery projects

I had a great time crafting for Nerd Wars although I didn’t finish nearly as many things as I wanted to.

Just to show that I love putting myself under stress I joined another Ravelry knitting group:  Harry Potter Knitting Crochet House Cup. My friend Janalee plays there and it sounded like fun. I will join Nerd Wars again in June and hopefully I can get on the TARDIS team which is made up of Doctor Who fans. 

I finished a few small projects in answer to the HPKCHP challenges.

A spider washcloth, pattern here.

A Doctor Who logo washcloth

And then I dyed some yarn.

I started out by rewinding the skein around two chairs placed at each end of my dining room table. I originally was going for longer color repeats and then changed my mind. Or more accurately couldn’t quite make the system of putting a section of yarn in 3-4 canning jars.

I couldn’t find 4 canning jars all the same size. I will be fixing that problem for future projects plus I ran across a blog that shows how to do the multiples in a slight different way.  This time I snaked the yarn in the casserole dis, filled the dish with water,

and sprinkled the Kool Aid straight on top of the wet yarn without mixing it with water first.

I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, but it turned out kinda fun.

I went for a solid color next.  This was dyed with Ice Blue Raspberry Kool Aid.

Sadly, I ran out of bare yarn to dye. I’m going to have to order some more 🙂 Meanwhile I have more projects on the needles and in the planning stages to work on.