Just a normal family--we just take pictures and knit a lot.
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!