She sent KnitPicks Bare superwash worsted she hand-dyed with Wilton’s royal blue and teal (beautiful colors and very soft), some magnets, pens, a travel pack of surf board tissues (going in the car), some slightly melted coffee Hershey kisses, and the cute stitch markers below. All the stitch markers I’ve made, and I’ve never considered using charms instead of beads! A novel idea, indeed — one to keep in mind for the future.
When I read the card, she said she used Wilton’s, and I was amazed the blue and teal didn’t separate, so I asked her how she dyed it, and she let me know she first soaked the yarn overnight with a bit of vinegar, and then added vinegar to the mixed-up dye and the water the yarn was dyed in. Hmm, I might have to try this method, for sure, and I might just do it tomorrow, since I’m soaking three skeins overnight to dye tomorrow anyway.
Thanks so much Sarah Lou — I love everything and I’m already looking for a pattern to use with my new, cool yarn!