July 17, 2012

Knitting Update: Quick Scarf & Dying Yarn

 Even when it's hot,  I love knitting.  I am in the midst of some longer projects, and needed some quick gratification.  Enter two skeins of Noro Silk Garden and a "recipe" for a pattern called the Potato Chip Scarf.
 Simple short rows on a small amount of stitches yield a fun and addictive knit--I finished this one in two days, and I look forward to cooler weather to wear it in!

 I also stumbled into some natural colored 100% wool yarn, and decided to try my hand at dying.  With my intrepid helper, we have attempted both solar dying and immersion dying--using simple food coloring.
It is fun, and has yielded some pretty cool yarn.  It's a bit more pastel than I would like, so I'm feeling tempted toward using dyes made more for wool.  I have one skein left, and Lincoln is leaning toward blue.  We may try handpainting it!


Hannah said...

Of the many things this blog has accomplished in the past five years, it has chronicled your beginnings as a knitter and movement now onto awesome whip-out-a-potato-chip-scarf-in-two-days/yarn-dying knitter.

Amanda said...

Aw, thank you! You were present at the beginning, and received one of my first knitted items!