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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am starting this blog to chronicle my adventures of finding the best hobbies for me. My hope is that you'll learn along with me and that we can bake and craft together, enjoying our successes and laughing about our hiccups together.