Sunday, December 31, 2006

Dye Job

My first attempt at non-koolaid dyeing (I'll try and get a pic of the pink bunny slippers). The hope is that I'll dye and knit a sweater for my grandmother's birthday, January 14th.

I like the sound of deadlines as they woosh past.

new yarn

We have a new yarn - recycled silk. oooh. It's even nice sideways.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of happiness and an enjoyable time with family and friends.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I've been tagged

RULES: "Each player of this game starts with the "6 weird things about you." People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog."

1.) I once owned a snake.

2.) I get little bumps on my fingers when I get cold.

3.) I think the special google logos are cute.

4.) I can't spel.

5.) I own Ricky Martin's Vuelve.

6.) I own Jingle Cats. It was a gift, really.

What have I done to you Anonyknitsto deserve this? And yes, I do realize the irony in my annoyance with memes doesn't stop me from playing or spreading around the holiday cheer to you and you and you and you and you and you.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Kool Aid Dye!

I'm making my little sister bunny slippers from Happy Hooker. I've decided to make it in white, then cool aid dye it pink.

Here's my first cool aid dye experiment, using Cherry flavor, though I think I'm going to use pink lemonade on the actual slippers.

We didn't have white vinegar at home, so I used apple cider vinegar.

I soaked the swatch in water first.

Then I mixed the vinegar and kool aid in a glass, put in the swatch, then microwaved it.

Suddenly the mixture boiled over, and I had to leave the room because of the smell.

I've since read that kool aid is already acidic, and vinegar isn't necessary. oh well

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Stripe hat

My latest project.

It's for me. True, I do have Christmas presents and preemie hats and sweaters left to do, but I had a hat vision and had to make it.

I used 5 bobbins for the stripes, so there was much wrapping and tangling involved, but it fun.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Stitches hats

Our charity event was a lot of fun. Hats were made, eggnog was consumed.

Here are some of the hats donated:

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Money for knit stocking

During the past week we had 2 requests for hand-knit items.

Let me know (thea.yarnstore at if you're interested, and I'll pass on your info.

1) knit stocking. red and green stripes.

2) I just had a baby and am looking for folks that are interested in knitting or crocheting baby items for me. I have the patterns. I would like hats, and stockings. Something of a fairly good quality (although it doesn’t hv to be cashmere of course!) but something that will last for years to come and can be passed on to his own children someday.
There are also so many items that I want hand-knitted for him. I hv saved many pics of items that I like, especially knit dolls. Sock monkey style!?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

What's next

I finished the shawl! yay. It's too dark to take an adequate picture right now, but I should be able to take one by Wed.

Next on my list is a drop stitch scarf with ribbon yarn. We sold the previous store sample, so I'm making another one.

After that I'll finally be able to work on my growing list of presents and gifts.

I'm also going to try and make before Friday night a hat for Knitzilla. Why Friday - a representative from the group will be at the store on Saturday for our charity knitting day. I'm thinking of a black hat with red diagonal stripes. We'll see.

The Christmas presents I'll need to make are a mobius head shawl, possibly with the outback mohair and Noah's pirate socks (half done), and a slew of bookmarks to stick in a few Christmas cards. Jessamy wants bed socks, slippers, and a hat, but she's going to be in SF for Christmas, and last year we just had late Christmas with her.

My sister asked for a sweater. Fortunately her birthday's in mid January, so if I shoot for having it done by Christmas, it should be able to finish it by mid January.