My sewing machine and my kniting needles have been playing tug of war with my mind lately, i just cant seem to decide what i want to be working on at any given moment. I'll start knitting a sock and then have the strong desire to run into the other room and work on my quilt. I'll pick up clementine, get through a few rows and run back to the sewing room to work on another dress. I just cant make up my mind lately.
Luckily today was a do nothing day, i had no plans, nothing to do so i started a knitting project of course! I also started a new sewing project! I just cant stop.
I started Glee from zephyrstlye. I was sitting around after lunch trying to decide what i wanted to work on when i remembered the 7 new skeins of yarn that landed at my door a few days ago. 7 pretty skeins of supermerino bought for half off! So anyways, Glee has begun. I'm about 7 inches into it, i think i'll be able to take the sleeve stitches off in 2 inches or so. I'm really hoping that my 7 skeins will be enough! If i have to i'll try to find a matching white to knit the bottom ribbing and neckline with.
I also have 12 skeins of supermerino in the chocolate covered cherries color finding their way to my door, hopefully tomorrow! I have some kind of simple, perfectly fit, wearable cardigan in mind for those 12. But i wont start on that until at least next fall.
Something else that pulled my attention this weekend was dyeing yarn, i had tried once with koolaid and it went alright, but i recently saw a tutorial on this lovely blog for using easter egg dyes and had to give it a shot, especially when i went to walmart and found out that the egg dyeing kits were only 35 cents! I bought 10 and i might go back for more, they had tons left over. So here are my first attempts at dyeing my own yarn...
very bright and colorful! The first skein is lion brand wool, the natural color. I used pink, yellow and green. It came out very neon but i like it, it will make a nifty scar or hat. The second skein is 2 balls of a joann's brand superwash wool. I used blue, purple and red. The red came out pretty pinky and there are white patches in this skein. I dont think the treated wool was as absorbent as the lion wool, its still fun though! I will probably use both of these for christmas presents this year!