Sunday, February 24, 2008


I did a little experimenting this weekend. I've had a Tie-Dye kit in my craft room for a long time. I'm a bit past my tie-dyed T-shirt days, so it just sat. It was time to put it to good use!

First, I dyed some 2-ply 100% Superwash Merino sock yarn. It took up the dye nicely resulting it rich colors. It should be a fun one to play with.

The second is some brushed wool/nylon blend. This soft yarn was from a recycled sweater and deserves a new life. The blend and the fuzziness make a more muted-effect. Really lovely.

A note on processing: The instructions said to tie-dye, wrap in plastic, and let rest for 4-6 hours. I did this with the yarn. Most of the dye rinsed out of my test skein. I heat-set the above skeins. This resulted in the intense colors shown!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hats in All Sizes

It's been Hat-Making time around here. Following is just a sample.
More to come!!

Very Small
(set for a baby shower gift)
Hat Pattern: here
Socks Pattern: my own
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Delft

(for an 8-year-old friend)
Hat Pattern: here
Yarn: Mostly Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Extra Large
(for Zak)
Hat Pattern: my own
Yarn: my recycled wool in charcoal with a touch of burgundy