Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Watermelon socks

Remember when Aidan dyed his own yarn and I knitted him a pair of socks. Well - the girls decided to play the jealousy card and insisted they needed to dye their own yarn and I had to knit them socks too. What could I do except give in! I had some undyed sock yarn, out-of-date Kool Aid packets and some time on my hands - so we embarked on a little home-dyeing.

Zoe insisted that her socks had to be Watermelon socks. She was very definite about this point as 3 year olds can be. Unfortunately, I had only 1 packet of lime flavour, so the green is a bit washed out. I even added Berry Blue to brighten it. It's still not quite right - but it'll do.I'm making short socks - plain vanilla socks. Hopefully, they'll be done in no time at all.
Speaking of watermelon - I love Watermelon Martinis. I usually make them over summer. I haven't made any it this year!! I guess I should rectify this soon! I make mine with these ingredients:

Fresh watermelon juice
Fresh lime juice
Extra vodka
Sugar syrup


Anonymous said...

love the sound of watermelon martini! The sock yarn looks great, perfect little socks for summer.

Anonymous said...

I love Watermelon Martini's we have to go for cocktails one day :)

Great to see how the kool aid dyeing turned out!

kathy b said...

I'll just jump the POND and be right over for watermelon alcoholic drinks and knitting , Ling.

The watermelon socks will be adorable. dont forget to add a pinch of black for the seeds.