Saturday, December 30, 2006

busy bee

we had a good christmas here, even though it wasn't white. it was nice and quiet with good food, good wine and good times. we watched movies and relaxed. we ate our big dinner on christmas eve and then just relaxed on christmas day. here i am playing with patty and her george w. toy in front of the live christmas tree. the bf surprised me with this on christmas eve morning. how cool!

on the night of the 25th, we dyed some yarn. here are some pictures of the results:

i took a skein of knitpicks merino fingering weight (as pictured on the left) and dyed it seafoam green. it's hard to see the true color in the picture, but the color is slightly varied due to the dying process. i like it. we used acid dye from dharma trading company. they have great dyes and great instructions for first timers.

this next picture is of some plain cotton yarn that we dyed, again, using acid dye from dharma. you don't use vinegar to set the dye for cotton material. i had already knit these washclothes and we dropped them in the dyepot as is and they turned out great.

well, i'm almost done with the top-down raglan. i am just finishing the collar. after that i want to start projects using my christmas present yarn. i got some austermann step that i am going to make some socks out of and i got a ton of swish. i think i will either knit ariann or the sienna cardigan from the fall 2006 interweave knits.

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