Anyway, been there, done it and I'm more confident now so can't wait to start on the 4 skeins of sock yarn from Knitpicks I've ordered for hand painting.
Yarn : 200 gms, 7 ply, 100% wool, natural colour
1. Kool aid- lemon lime and cherry (10 m)
2. Kool aid cherry, tropical punch, lemon lime and Wiltons sky blue (100 m)
3. Wiltons brown, Kool aid lemonade and leftovers (92 m)
It's good to know that they're non-toxic food dyes. The yarn is cooked in the microwave oven while leftover mixes are kept in the fridge and can be reused.
A word of warning though, to those who're thinking of venturing along this path. It is addictive and I'm totally hooked. If you're a soft drinks junkie, this hobby could be the 'cure', as the sweet smell can be off putting after several hours of painting!
It's time for another pair of socks! Socks -2 with Knitpicks - Dancing yarn on 2mm circulars. Pattern is from Cat Bordhi's book.