Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dying Self-striping yarns

If you are a knitter and have worked with the self-striping yarns, or you have been the recipient of a project that was made with self-striping yarns, you have probably been totally amazed and wondered, "How in the world did they dye this yarn?"

I wonder how they figured it out, too.  :)  It is totally amazing to me. Here is a youtube video on it.  My friend, Liz, sent the link to me and I thought I would share it with you.

The video is in German and even though I don't understand German, I did enjoy the video. Hope you do too!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Bunch of Hugs

On Wednesdays, I attend a meeting with a great group of women. We are all hand spinners and knitters. Some of us also crochet and some also weave. Meaning, we all love yarn in all forms and fashions!  :)

Once in a while, when one of us needs a special hug, we are able to do something about that.  Today we were able to give Marlene, a beautiful shawl. It was hand knit by Kate, using our hand spun yarns.  I think at least 10 of us contributed yarns to this shawl.

Kate used a pattern from Jane Thornley, named Color Streams. It was a great pattern for putting together a lot of different yarns.

I think that Kate did such a good job, that I wanted to show the shawl to you.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pool fun and Yarn Shop Video

A couple of weeks ago, I had fun in the pool with our younger daughter and her 9 month old son.  :) 

Then I thought, since this little video is going around, you might like to see this shop in Maplewood, NJ.  A fun time can be had at knitting and crochet groups.  We do have fun at the spinning group on Wednesdays and the craft group on Thursdays.