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#1 of 11 Old 08-14-2005, 04:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi!
I just took some pictures of the soakers I've knit and I wanted to share them with you guys

The first soaker I made, the one I taught myself to knit on!
http://photos23.flickr.com/33981265_59f851a625.jpg?v=0

2 Ribby Hybrids size small. I didn't do a guage swatch and these seem REALLY small. I guess we'll find out if they're an ok size when baby's born! (for scale, they're sitting on the seat of a normal sized kitchen chair - you can see the green back of the chair at the top of the picture.)
http://photos21.flickr.com/33981248_1eb9e2c242.jpg?v=0

Ribby Wrap. I like the way this turned out, it seems like a wrap might be easier to use, but it was no where near as fun to knit as the pull up ones! I like knitting in the round
http://photos21.flickr.com/33981295_427875dbc9.jpg?v=0


I dyed this wool the other night. I can't wait to use it!
http://photos23.flickr.com/33981272_f92ec6d02e.jpg?v=0

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Those look great! YOu taught yourself how to knit? Can you tell me how you learned? I've always wanted to, but it seems so hard!
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I learned from this website http://www.knittinghelp.com the videos are excellent there. Basically I sat in front of my computer with my needles and wool and watched the basic videos over and over and over again I put them on "loop" in media player :LOL

It wasn't easy and the first one got ripped out and restarted about 4-5 times because every time I messed up I had to start from scratch. I'm still not very good at "fixing" mistakes, but usually I don't have to undo the whole thing anymore.

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Wow! I am so impressed! You did awesome on those.

Can I ask what you used to dye those fabulous colors?

Great job.

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Thanks Kristianna

I used Ateco Spectrum gel food colors. This is the set I have http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=139376 it came with 12 different colours.

The colours I used are Lemon Yellow, Royal Blue, Leaf Green, Super Red, and
Orange.

I read somewhere on the internet about people using wilton dye instead of kool-aid and since I had these in my cupboard already I decided to try them out. They're not wilton brand, but are very similar, and also used to dye icing.

I used about 6-10 drops of the gel food colouring for each colour and mixed it with vinegar and water. Then I cooked it covered in the microwave on high for 2 minutes, let it sit for 2 minutes, then cooked it again for 2 minutes.

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Thanks for that great information! Your dye job looks professional!

I was hoping you were going to say that it was Koolaid. I've got the little packets in my cupboard just waiting for me to be brave enough.

thanks again.

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Thanks for that great information! Your dye job looks professional!

I was hoping you were going to say that it was Koolaid. I've got the little packets in my cupboard just waiting for me to be brave enough.

thanks again.

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NP I was actually planning on using kool-aid but I couldn't find the colours that I wanted at the "discount grocery store", and where I did find them they were kind of pricey so I decided to try these.

Be brave!!! and post pics I'm sure you'll do great

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Great job!!!

I'm so totally jealous! I've tried teaching myself to knit and it wasn't pretty. :LOL Gonna bookmark that site tho and try again sometime.
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OMG, those are so cute!

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They are great! I thoguht about knitting soakers once, when pregnant with my third son, but I never did do it. My favorite thing to knit is baby hats, and I am just completing my first sweater (for the baby).

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Those are really cute! I'm jealous! I really want to learn how to knit! I knew how to do any easy version of knitting when I was younger but never got the hang of it because I'm left handed that was taught by a right handed person which ended up confusing me more.

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