I am linking up with Ginny today for the knit along. ~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~Ginny from Small Things
In the fall my husband brought home this load of berries. I painstakingly plucked each one to make a dye bath for a lovely bunch of raw colored wool.
And here is the final result (the yellow one)
I am very pleased with how they turned out. I was a little worried because in the middle of the dye process, because we had to take an unexpected emergency trip to the ER that lasted the rest of the evening. :) but the dyeing worked out and that makes my heart happy. (the parties involved in the ER visit are well and dandy, too)
|Just a shot of my little cowgirl|
ON THE NIGHTSTAND:
I've been on a Patterson kick lately. I zoomed through "Now You See Her" (of the drama crime fame) and now I have just started "Guilty Wives" and it hooked me from the very first line. I'm about 1/2 way through.
I hope he continues to write more of these, forever. SMILE.
ON THE NEEDLES:
I am still working on this little bag for Willow. It has turned into a NOT so little bag for Willow. I even imagined it last night as NOT a bag at all, maybe it will end up being a shawl. I t
hink, know, hope I can turn it into a shawl for Willow. (snort!)
It keeps growing and growing. The yarn is a lovely soft wool. My original plan was to felt it down after knitting it but I am a little afraid that the lovely subtle colors in the blue will be lost in the felting. I don't know yet, I'll figure it out hopefully soon.
OFF THE NEEDLES:
SERIOUS FAIL! Are you familiar with Sackboy from Little Big Planet? This is my FAILED attempt at knitting him for my boys. I decided, on a whim, to make him red (he is NOT red) and to give him a happy full mouth smile. It didn't work out so well. Sigh.
|my boys put a little Aviator hat on him|
Just look at that mouth! Those FISH LIPS! geeeeesh!
I stuffed him with recycled wool socks that had holes in them and he really is a sweet cuddle buddy, even though he now looks less like a Sackboy and more like a tortured being in a horror film.
And my boys love him anyway.
|Thumbs up, Dude!|
|he goes on many adventures with them|
|another thumbs up shot|
I've also been on a toadstool knitting kick. They are easy and sweet and I still have tons of the red wool to use up, so I keep cranking them out for the Nature Table.
OUT OF THE DYE BATH:
Here is a few shots of the recently dyed projects I've been working on
|this one is a bamboo/merino blend and it feels silky and lovely and it is called MUDnight Blues|
Oh, the tangled webs we weave :)
|This one is my favorite so far, it needs a name. I love the many colors poking out everywhere.|
|another batch of MUDnight Blues with a different yarn|
FROM THE GARDEN:
My husband and middle sons harvested these beauties one night this week AT 11PM (!) in the near pitch dark of the night. My youngest sweet boy said he was a little "skeeered" but was yanking and unearthing these carrots for me anyway.
|souls mates, veggie love, they were "made" for each other|
|onions, he was practicing his "braid" with the greens|