25 May 2006

Watery goodness

Look at what I got today! More dye!! You know what that means...this weekend (if the weather's nice) I'll be dyeing some more yarn. Yay!! Do you see the names of the dyes? I'm going to attempt to dye some watery looking yarn. Blues and some greens. Yarn to remind you of the water when you drive through the Florida Keys.

Oh! And I realized today that I can dye my own yarn and then knit one of the awesome lace patterns out there. That way my lace will be the exact color(s) I want! Sock yarn should work for lace, right?

Aren't these stitch markers cool? They were made by one of the Nutty Knitters, Melissa. If you've read the Nutty Knitters blog, she was one of my models in our great shawl photo shoot. She brought these stitch markers along last night & showed them to us. I think they're so pretty!

See this bag? This was made (for me) last night by the QP. One of the other women had her daughter along. Well, the daughter had all this craft stuff & she showed the QP how to make this bag. Cool, huh?
The QP came over and demonstrated how to use the bag (maybe she thinks I don't know how to use bags??). She put the yarn (that I dyed) into this little bag. This particular skein of yarn is a small skein (it's the result of me cutting the yarn while trying to wind it because it was so tangled that I couldn't do anything with it).

Well, I'm off to bed. I am going on a field trip tomorrow with the QP's class. They are finished with school next Friday (which is a half-day, and they have off Monday, for Memorial Day). This school year went by really fast!

MAKE it a great day!


Carole Knits said...

I've used sock yarn for lace shawls and I think it's ideal.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the results of your dyeing adventure.
Sock yarn would make a great shawl.

Anonymous said...

I really love the stitch markers, they're so cute, and the bag is awesome, it seems it's able to contain a whole lot of goodies!
Looking forward to seeing the results of your new yarn dyeing!

Maribel said...

Can't wait to see your new colors. What are you going to do with your newly dyed yarn?