Saturday, May 26, 2007

sunny weekend with my friend, kool-aid

Found this while looking for beret patterns. Love the style; longer than a beanie, snug around the sides, kinda box shaped. Feminine, yet not. Am inspired to try a knittles version of this hat style. Think it would also look divine on a baby or child.

Headed off to my LYS this afternoon to look for a yarn that would be suitable for this experimental hat. After wandering the store for about an hour, fondling every yarn in sight, while eavesdropping the conversations between Mona (the owner) and her new employee. Decided it best to try my hand at dying a pale grey sock yarn with some kool-aid i have stashed in my cupboards since i couldn't find the right colour and didn't want to pay $14.95 for a skein of delicious sock yarn, really would have been worth it for the wonderful colours, but couldn't do it.Left the store with 4 skeins of yarn to add to my stash. i really do have projects planned for them....i really do.

Now onto the adventure. Here she is pre-funktified. Very nice, classic grey colours in 2 tones.

Messy, messy, pink fingers. Using a couple of syringes (with long flexible tubes on the ends) purchased for the cleaning of my print heads, i hand painted the yarn after giving it a good soak in hot water. strawberry kiwi, and cherry are my accomplices.

Here she is bubblin in my pot to set the colour in. The anticipation is too much, i had to leave the room.

Ahhh...drying in the evening sun. all patchy and tie dyed looking.

Voila, the finish skein. I can't wait to try it out. Isn't she purdy???

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My name is M.

colds suck.
my nose is raw.
i hate coughing.
stranded on the couch, watching dr.phil yell at his guests.
colds suck.

so i'll try to make the best of it and start a blog, something that i've wanted to do in a long time. fill it with inspiration, with yarn, with knitting patterns, to reach out and become a part of the knitting community since i don't have a local group of friends that appreciate the texture, the softness, the fibres of yarn. no one i know pets skeins of yarn, rubs it on their cheeks, and drools over the colours. they don't spend hours in a yarn store - yes they do exist, walls upon walls, cubbies filled with yarn, different patterns, different colours, different fibres, some soft, some nubbly, some chuncky, some fine and refined. Dont' get me started on knitting books, showcasing things you can make from yarn, hats, sweaters, scarves, lace, intarsia, cables, simple, intricate. yes, i have an addiction, i love yarn and all that can be done with yarn.

My name is M. i am a yarnaholic.
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