Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday {13/06/12} Kool

Hello Wednesday, I hope find you well?

If you read my post on Monday, you would have already learnt that I have been busy re designing my dye studio and you would have seen the pictures of my sink and mixing station, this has been on going, and on Monday afternoon I took delivery of my tub, for my Soaking station, and of course  I didn’t waste any time at all filling it up with fibre! – This tub is going to make my life so much easier, no more bowls taking over every work top!
Ages ago I planned to do a kool Aid tutorial, so I had a look in my stash to find there wasn’t a lot!! lol, so I  conducted an experiment, mixing the colours I had to create a couple of new ones! What do you think???

And I am really pleased with the results, so today I am going to put together a tutorial for you all.

Knitting wise, I have been working on my clutch, having not used the metal tips before, I am pleased to say, that they are really nice to knit with!
Moss stitches remind me of little kisses

Picture from last weeks post
My Hitchhiker, has received no love this week! So I really want to put in some time over the next few evenings, which is hard because I have started a new book!!  - But before I get to that let me tell you my thoughts on fifty shades freed.

I couldn’t put this book down, I read it in under 24hours only stopping to sleep and drive! I found myself feeling a bit lost after the last page, like a kind of mourning lol I really don’t didn’t want it to end.  
Fifty Shades Freed
I admit the authors writing isn’t particularly the best, but it was the love story really gripped me, and her characters are so loveable that it was easy to bring them to life in my imagination without having to rely heavily  on her story telling ability’s. – I do however think she has makings of a great author, and I hope she writes more in the future.

 So as you know last week I was toying with the idea of Hunger games, being my next reads, well they will have to wait, as I got recommended via instagram about a series called Black dagger brotherhood written by J.R Ward.
Dark Lover: Black Dagger Brotherhood series: Book 1
Not sure if you guys are aware, but I am a HUGE, vampire fan {I love zombies too!}  And so I am really excited about these! It has it all Romance, fantasy, Action, Crime, Conspiracy – Well you get the point!

So yesterday I started reading the first book, “Dark Lover” and already I am finding it hard to put down!! {only a few pages in so this is a great sign!!!}  - Nothing like Twilight {which I loved might I add!}

At the moment the Dark Lover , kind of gives me that whole Underworld vibe, you know the film series, with stunning Kate Beckingsale, maybe not character wise {for me it’s too early to tell} but in the sense of the “Darkness” that surrounds the films, which is awesome because those films are among my favourites! – So yeah I feel I have made a good choice, and I have the feeling I am not going to be disappointed.
And on that note have an awesome Wednesday everyone! For more Wip and Books visit Tami and Ginny :D xx


  1. Can't wait for your tutorial! I have some Kool Aid I was sent a while back back have no idea how to use it so I really look forward to you showing me. Intrigued by your book choice I LOVE vampire films and have read a couple of Anne Rice books so I may give it a go.

    1. Gilly, let me know what you think if you do :)

  2. P.s. I just found the award you gave me on my blog. Thank you very very much I will try to do my bit very soon. x

  3. I always feel sad when i'm not reading, or when a book finishes too. Hope you pick up your hitchhiker soon - it really is pretty. have a knitty wednesday xxx

  4. I love the color combinations you created - will you post a picture once you knit something from it? I always find it hard to imagine how a variegated skein will knit up...

  5. The dyeing turned out great. Love the idea of the tub vs all the pails.

  6. The dye work turned out amazing. I dyed yarn once and it was so much fun.. I couldn't imagine all the fun you have having a whole dye studio.

  7. I don't know if you have read any Lara Adrian, in particular the Midnight Breed series. I think you might enjoy that if you like varmpire stuff, also Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter books. The Dark Hunter is a bit darker than the the Midnight Breed stuff and they both have very alternate views of the origins of "vampires".

  8. I have been looking for ways to inspire my little knitter and I think doing a kool Aid dye would be great. I will be looking for it.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

  9. Your space is really inspiring... love the colors of the new yarn. It's just happy. I'll have to add your vampire book to my list. It's been a while since I've read vampire novels (Ann Rice?), but I did enjoy them when I did.

  10. I've just ordered some yarn to dye, I use food coloring. I can't wait to see your tutorial, because there is much to learn. Your yarn is so pwetty!

  11. It's terrific that you have a space to dedicate to dyeing. I'm sure it will make you more productive. Love the color blends and that you've used so many colors! I'm on the 50 Shades waiting list at the library, how can I not read these books? Today I'm starting Catching Fire. I really liked Hunger Games and recommend that you keep in on your list for when you're finished with the vampires!

  12. Wow! You have some very ambitious projects going.

  13. The new work station looks like it's going to be a dream come true! I recently read 50 Shades of Grey. And, I get the hype, but my gosh, at about chapter 7, I felt like I was reading the same page repeatedly.

  14. I'm very interested in your tutorial. I have yarn and colour to dye it, but don't know how. Maybe the day for me dyeing yarn isn't too far away thanks to you. ;-)

  15. I can't wait to see your tutorial! That yarn is gorgeous!

  16. I can't wait to see how that skein knits up, and I can't wait to see your tutorial either, I have been wanting to learn how to dye fibers. I can't wait to see your finished WIPs!

  17. I LOVE J.R. WARD!! I ama HUGE Black Dagger Brotherhood fan- her books are so well written, although they can be very deep and dark.
    I too love the Sherrilyn Kenyon series and the Midnight Breed ones. So you have two votes for those ;)
    I'd love to see the Kool-Aid dyeing tutorial- although I admit I really would love to see the pink and teal yarn being coloured ;)

  18. Love the Kool Aid colours. Can't wait to see the tutorial.
    Ali x

  19. Love the result of the kool Aid tutorial

  20. Oh my gosh a kool Aid tutorial I cant cant wait!! I just found your blog from the yarn along today and already love it!! I will for sure be back:)

  21. You're definitely doing something right with the KoolAid. Your colours have gorgeous intensity! I'll be looking out for the tutorial.

  22. J.R. Ward books are good, I think I have read the first five in that series :) Although if your a big vampire fan, I recommend 'Guily Pleasures' by Laurell. K Hamilton, I was recommended by a friend and I have now read 19 or 20 books that is in that series. It appears we have similar tastes in books maybe :) Are you on goodreads, if you are here's my page. I like Goodreads as it recommends you books from the ones you have already read, plus there are lots of groups on it :)

  23. Oooh a KoolAid tutorial would be fab! I need some plain wool then I'm gonna have a go! :D


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