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Rainbow Sherbert Yarn 2
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Rainbow Sherbet, Anyone?

I think I might be hooked on dyeing yarn! I'm working on knitting a pair of socks with the yarn I dyed last time and I couldn't wait to dye again.  So today, I dyed a skein a la rainbow sherbet.  In other words, light pink, light orange and light green. I had a lot of… Continue reading Rainbow Sherbet, Anyone?

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A Bright, Sunny, Yarn Dyeing Day

I put to good use the things I learned in my first try at yarn dyeing and took another stab at it today.  Going in, I was aiming for a three color skein, pastel pink, pastel purple and pastel turquoise. To make sure I was at least in the ball park of getting the right colors, as I… Continue reading A Bright, Sunny, Yarn Dyeing Day

Wound ball of hand dyed yarn
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Yarn Dyeing Pt. 2

This post would be better titled something like "15 hours of untangling later."   That's right, I told you I'd be back with the finished project but it took a LONG time and I even had some help from my saint of a mother who spent several hours untangling with me.   I finally got… Continue reading Yarn Dyeing Pt. 2

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Yarn Dyeing Pt. 1

You guys, this is a big deal for me- I tried hand dyeing yarn today! A little back story, as you might have learned, I learned to knit last fall and have absolutely fallen in love with it.  I've knit a scarf, a cowl, some socks, a cabled headband, a colorwork headband, a messy bun… Continue reading Yarn Dyeing Pt. 1

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Cake Decorating

This past fall, I enrolled in a 6 week cake decorating class.  Lots of people have asked me about this... wanting to know how they can take a class like this too, so I wanted to share my experience and thoughts on cake decorating. Obviously, even after the class, I'm no pro, but I'm good… Continue reading Cake Decorating

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A Fine Day For Fair Isle

What better way to welcome spring than with a ear warmer headband? For the last two weekends, I have been working on learning how to knit fair isle/ stranded color work.  This particular technique was really important to me in terms of learning the correct way of doing things, so I signed up for a… Continue reading A Fine Day For Fair Isle

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#27: Try Hand Embroidery

A couple weeks ago, I woke up feeling a little meh, like I haven't done enough or become enough so far in my life.  I found myself browsing online, searching very melodramatically for 'how do you find a hobby' and 'how do you find your passion in life'.  It seemed a little silly, but the number of… Continue reading #27: Try Hand Embroidery