Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Moving Sale!

I'm thinning out my stash, my bookshelves and my tools to get ready for a move later this summer. Now's your chance to snap up some great stuff! I have lots of books posted now, and will have more as I go along. Take a look and check back often!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

More Experimenting

I've been playing again! I wanted to see what would happen when I handpainted recycled yarn with Wilton's. Here's what I got. I think I like it!

First, the finished sample: knit on size 4US needles.

Here's how it started out: a gold Eddie Bauer man's sweater of a lace-weight wool/rayon blend.

Handpainted with Wilton's and ready for the microwave.


I think I will be playing some more with this technique!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Gotta Love FO's

Here it is... "It's a Hot Summer Bag" all felted and beaded. I used fire-polished glass beads to emphasize the "flames." Ready to go!

And... a little toddler-sized pillbox hat out of my teal wool... and a bit of Pom Pom by NY Yarns (discontinued)... verrrrry soft.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Busy Relaxing

That's what I did this weekend. I had a very relaxing time, but also got a lot accomplished. In addition to the necessary chores of housework, laundry, shopping, etc., I had plenty of time to create. I love it when things work out that way.

Summer Berry Hat - Lion Cotton

It's a Hot Summer Bag - Paton's Merino
(pre-felting, embellishing)
All except Black are hand-dyed with Kool-Aid
(Lemonade, Orange, Cherry)

Lion Wool (Winter White) hand-dyed with Wilton Teal

Donegal Irish Wool (recycled) hand-dyed with Wilton Violet


Saturday, June 02, 2007

mmmmm...Irish Wool

I'm learning a bit about myself while learning about recycling yarns. The hardest thing for me is deciding which ones to keep and which to find new homes for. My stash was already bursting the seams of our home before beginning this endeavor., oh, my! (Cosy warned me about the yarn taking over!) I'm coming to a realization that my lifetime will never be long enough to make everything I want. AND, I have to remember they are not going to let me take it with me. *heavy sigh*

So this means I have to let (some of) it go. This gorgeous Donegal Irish Wool that I just finished processing really wants to be made into something new and wonderful. It has the feel of hand spun and has the promise of being very toasty come winter. It's available here. I wish you could pet it online.

Stay tuned...there's more to come!