Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yarn Along: Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things of the Yarn 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 peop
le 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! ~"
**I'm sorry for linking multiple times, I was working on my mobile device and it went whacko and I couldn't get it to erase the first link up! **

**First, I need your help! About 2 Yarn Alongs ago, someone posted a link to a beautiful toddler cardigan that they made for their daughter. It was rainbow colored and lovely.  I remember it had a link to a pattern.  I cannot find it for the life of me, so if this was you or you remember it, please let me know?  I would love to make that for my Wee Girl. Thanks!**

Off the needles and STILL on the baby girl:

Willow is still wearing her Kimono (pattern HERE Longies that I made for her months ago  (read more about those HERE) despite the  growth spurt and despite the fact that she tries to take! ha!
Since I keep naming my dyed wool after song titles (Man of Constant Sorrow HERE, Purple Rain, etc) , I decided that these 2 should follow suit.
I dyed some more wool this week, Merino Superwash Fingering Weight, luscious and lovely 

I did 2 560 yard skeins

  The one on the left is called "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" and the one on the right is "Sunshine" (smile!)


Using my hand dyed yarn Man of Constant Sorrow   I knitted my sweet (YO) girlfriend, who is expecting her sweet baby at the end of the month, a newborn hat.  It looks HUGE here but trust me, it is teeny.  I double stranded with some brown Fisherman's Wool for this hat.  I planned on making her a pair of longies to match but I messed up on the gauge, and instead (following pic) ended up with a pair for my sweet Willow instead.  I hope to still make her longies if I have enough Merino left over :)
Willow's longies.  Just a bit more on the leg and then the end is in sight!  So warm and toasty for this wonderful cool fall here in the Ville

I received this awesome book from my Mama for my birthday last week!  I love every single itty bitty inch of this book!! My soon to be project will be a "fern" sweater for Willow. YOW! I am excited!!!!!

this book captured me from the jump (midwife in training that I am ) and I loved each and every twist and turn and I highly recommend it!
sweet girl ready for the Farmers' Market.  She is donning her new hat made by my sweet friend Kerri

Zarian loving on Lumi Girl

we made a wool sunshine and ocean out of roving

we added hot water and soap and Cai had a fun time making it felt down into a picture

it kept him busy while I worked on math with my middle son.  tactile boy that he is :)

rub rub rub, turn that roving into felt!

that same sweet pink hat friend made me these awesome crochet lovelies!  I can't crochet so this is amazing to me.  a phone cover and a scrubby!  yay!
and an Alpaca hat for the 10 year old birthday boy
and I mentioned that I had a birthday?  well, yes, I received this super awesome Orchid and I wanted to share the pics with you.  This bad beauty amazes me!  Each and every blossom is shaped like an angel!  No joke!

can you see the wings and the body and the head??!!
body, wings and head, in such a divine color combination!
I am so gracious for this flower!
I can't wait to see what you have been reading and yarning!


Mama Shara said...

I love love love the Sunshine (smile) colour! I bought some roving this week, I have never felted before, but we are going to try somed felted soaps to give as christmas gifts.

Julie_c said...

Love those yarn names. Now you've got me humming, "Ain't no sunshine when she's gone....." :)

momto5 said...

fabulous yarn dying again!
happy belated birthday and yes those flowers do look like angles. :)

W-S Wanderings said...

Oh my, a post chock full of goodness. Your yarns are beautifully dyed. And gauge is the bane of my knitterly existance. I just knit a newborn dress for my friend's babe; A newborn dress that turned out 12-months size. Not too bad I suppose. But I really wanted it to be for a newborn.

meghann said...

I love your yarns! The colors are gorgeous and the names are spectacular. I'm so glad to have found your lovely space here. :) xo

tie-dyed doula said...

Thank you Thank you! It IS a catchy tune! lol. ...and about that gauge, sometimes we just have to roll with the punches ha! xoxo

Dee said...

Wow - your hand dyed looks amazing - you are a busy woman!

Nikki Wall said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

I know the naked child thing so well - what is it with some children that they hit a certain age and seem to want to run around naked all the time?

I'm also making longies atm (really that's what I should be doing right now ;-) )

Erika said...

Such beautiful yarn you dyed!!!! :)