Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kool-Aid is awesome

I had my first adventure in yarn the yarn dyeing process. I did some experimenting with some Patons wool yarn and Kool-aid. From what I have read online, this is the cheapest and least easy method to screw up. I went from a skein of this...
Into the Kool-Aid bath. I used strawberry, grape, and tropical punch. This smelled so sickeningly sweet.

After about twenty minutes in the microwave, I let it dry for about 24 hours.
Here is the end result. I am working on a crochet skull cap with this stuff. If I have enough, I'll make a pair of mitts too.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

it works

It took me a couple of tries, but I spun some stuff that resembles yarn. This stuff is single ply made from hand dyed merino roving. I just bought two pounds of plain roving and an acid dye kit. I'm hoping that will keep me away from roving searches on etsy. You know me. I have to make everything myself.

spoiled rotten

This Christmas has been amazing. I had no idea what the mister had up his sleeve. I got two biggins along with all of the little boxes I love to unwrap. I got to the bottom of the pile to find this one. Unassembled of course.

OMG. If that wasn't enough... he then proceed to lead me out to the shed behind the house. He had been hiding this little beauty.

Holy crap. I think he loves me.