Do you like to eat beets?
The beets were delivered in the farm box today.
I thought I’d prepare them for supper. After I cooked them on top of the stove for about a half an hour, I saw the pan of beautiful crimson liquid and quickly retrieved a skein of ecru wool yarn which was meant to be dyed. I’d received it from a woolswapper, Cheryl, and once thought I’d experiment and dye it with Kool-Aid. She’d sent me a skein of Kraemer Textiles undyed yarn. I soaked it in water snd vinegar first and lowered it into the pan. Covered it and simmered the pan a bit. I dyed just the one skein of yarn in beet juice and a bit of white vinegar, rinsed it in cool water and hung to dry in the bathroom. Cant wait to knit with it.
But I digress. Beets? To eat. Yes or no?
Beets are one of my favorite foods! How neat to use the beet juice to dye the yarn.
I love beets. One of my favorite foods. My daughter-in-law makes them for me as a special treat every year on my birthday and on Father’s Day. I also like the color of the yarn.
Thanks Ken. I love that your DIL makes them for you. And the color of the yarn is even better in person.
It’s a big yes from me
YES! to beets AND beet greens! Beautful colors!
Love beets roasted in a salad. Never thought to dye yarn with beet cooking water, I’ll have to try it!
Awww I thought of toasting as I read that intensifies the flavor but then I wouldn’t have had the pan of juice to dye the yarn.
Yes on beets! Cool idea of using the juice to dye the yarn!
It’s a pretty color. Thank you Kristin.
Yes to beets. I even like the leaves. I was brought up on borscht!
Absolutely love beets to eat.
Wondering what everyone’s favorite method is?
Yes for me on the beets. Especially, like them chilled in a salad. My Aunts used to make beet soup. Berts make me think of them.
A comment by Didi van Frits. all the way from Germany on Fb “ beets = Rote Beete – we use it, mixed with potatoes, mayonnaise, onions, slices of apples for a red salat. Tasty! P.S.: 2/3 potatoes, 1/3 beets, cooked, cooked eggs, apple, onions my wife Barbara adds more precisely.”
Beautiful color! Did it persist when the wool was washed and dried?
I took a course many years ago on making plant dyes. Our beet test sure didn’t get a color like that, no matter what mordant we used!
I used white vinegar. The color just a tad lighter but really rich
I’m not a fan of beets as I consumed too many overcooked and mushy ones as a child. But I think it’s time to re-assess and, perhaps, roast beets. I bet I would like those.
The yarn hue is beautiful. What do you plan to knit?
I think the yarn will be a small shawl. Stay tuned. Roasted is the way to go.
I love beets, especially pickled beets. OMG, loved the dyed yarn in beet juice, it produced a beautiful color. Can’t wait to see how it knits up. I’ll have to try this with my handspun yarn. Thanks for sharing.
love eating beets! I also love that you used them to dye your yarn. so cool!
I’m excited to see how that dyed yarn looks when you make your beet shawl! I do love beets, especially roasted (I put them in foil with olive oil and roast them – when tender I peel them). Also love them cold in a salad with mandarin oranges.
I love that you dyed your own yarn! As for beets: yes, but only in small amounts chopped up in a green salad.