Saturday, February 27, 2010


The Fiddlehead mittens are finished! The white you see on the bottom is the lining that tucks inside for extra warmth. I must say I am sooooooooooooooooooooo pleased with myself! Clearly the most intricate knitting work I have ever done, and I pulled it off! Thank you to the wonderful knitters that not only taught the class at Knitter's Pallette, but also were part of the group! I've not had so much fun in a long time!

Yes, Tracie, I will try to remember to bring them on Saturday. Looking forward to it!

Friday, February 26, 2010

More fun

I did some more dyeing last night. This photo is the closest to the true color.

1/4 tsp scarlet and 1/4 tsp blue with 3 tbs vinegar.
I am in love with dyeing yarn.
Now just to stop dyeing it and actually knit something with it!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday projects

I got out the sewing machine today and spent about an hour digging thru the fabric stash. I came up with this lovely upholstery fabric and made a circular needle holder for all of my random circulars to hang in the closet. They had been just thrown in a drawer and I hated trying to find a size I needed. Now they are all there and there is a pocket for a needle sizer at the bottom.

This is how the blue yarn I dyed turned out. I call it (for now) Denim blue, because it reminds me of blue jeans. I was going to over dye it, but it's kinda grown on me.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Color is cool

Bare yarn soaking to get out air bubbles
Jaquard acid dyes, add with vinegar to water, throw in yarn,

Microwave until yarn takes up all dye or it looks good to you
Hang to dry!

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I have good reason. Someone at work decided to go batshit crazy and deliver a shit storm upon me, so I've been busy and not feeling like engaging in anything social.
I digress.
I got some bare yarn and decided to play with colors. Tonight I got it out! The yarn is superwash sock weight merino from along with the Jacquard acid dye. I got a few other colors, just trying out this one tonight. Also have some food color to see what happens.
I'll post pics of the dried yarn when it's dry!
The Fiddlehead mittens are coming along nicely. I finished the first one, on to the 2nd.