Thursday, February 01, 2007

I've been dyeing to tell you!

Okay, so I realize that is a really bad pun, but I just couldn't resist. I've been dyeing yarn, a whole lot in fact. I'm trying out variegated sock yarn this time. I had two pots going at the same time. One was a walnut dye bath that I bloomed with tin (the lighter brown) and the other was a walnut dye bath saddened with iron (the darker brown). I'm going to over dye with tomato vines and hopefully get some bright greens in the areas that are still cream. I'm so excited.

When I got home from work today I found a little package at my door and look what it was!

Another etsy shop owner (Ex Libris Cuteness) and I decided to do a swap and this is what she sent me! The little drawings are actually felt pins that are printed on with a print gocco. The little cat reading on the card is actually a set of library cards to keep track of my personal library books! I love these. I have another set, but not nearly as cute as these. I can't wait to use them... but which books.

Anyway, that is all for today. Lots of stuff to do... like go to the library actually.


keri said...

Your yarn looks great, I can't believe you can do that with natural dyeing!

Test knitter here checking in, if you have some extra dark brown I would love to knit it up in socks for you! ;)

keri said...

Well I mean I would knit socks and take pictures, not FOR you, FOR you. Ya know what I mean? I realized that was ambigous. =)

Kristin said...

Hehe, I figured that is what you meant. I mean, geeze, otherwise I would send you sock yarn all the time!

Tammy said...

So, can you explain to my simple mind what the library cards are for and how they work?