27
May

So Many Layers of Dye

I’ve been talking about overdyeing a lot for the last weeek, but
today I want to share the results of a dye project I did on Bare yarn.
I’ve been admiring Kristen Rengren’s Zora
Cardigan ever since the design was published last winter, and really
want to make one this summer. I love the effect of the hand-dyed yarn
in the original, too, and didn’t have anything like that in my stash in
the right quantity, but I also have too much stash (and not enough in the budget!) to justify buying so much yarn for a new sweater!

I did, however, have 5 skeins of our Bare Merino/silk yarn just waiting to be dye projects.

That’s
what it looked like after the FIRST round of dyeing. I had to go
through two more to get what I wanted! Read on to find out more…

26
May

Angela’s staff picks!

Tea Cozies by The Guild Of Master Craftsman Since my teapot plays an important role in keeping me snug and warm during these rainy winter months, I think it deserves to be cozy too. And since cozies are pretty small, …

26
May

Knitting on the GO

I have been toting a project, either lace or socks, constantly – daily – in a GoKnit Pouch since September. I kept having trouble with my small sock needles poking through my other little knitting bags, but not with the …

26
May

Fraulein Zippered Vest

I love to create… it doesn’t matter what the medium is, I’ll give it a try… Well with that wall of yarn behind me, I have no choice but to create something out of yarn. Hence the process began in …

26
May

Cotton Yarn!

As you know if you’ve read my staff picks in the past, I love cotton yarn. I wear it year round (wool is just too warm for me). Cotlin yarn is at the top of my list! (except for the …

26
May

Finished!

(lovely photos courtesy of Alison – thank you!) Yarn: Bare Essential (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) Dye: Jacquard Acid Dyes Burnt Orange, Burgundy, Chestnut Needles: 40″ nickel plated fixed circular, size 0 Pattern: my own – toe-up, standard heel flap, …