The dying sounds like a lot of fun, I like a good science experiment! I'm wearing my hand made socks today for the first time this season, they feel so comfy and warm. Like a hug for your feet!
I also seemed up a pair of fingerless mitts at lunch time. They're going to stay at work as I sit close to a window and I can feel the cold there first thing until it warms up a bit in the office. Need to take them home tonight and get a pic.