Monday, February 29, 2016

Yarn Haul For February 2016!!

I love shopping for yarn to use in various projects I plan to make down the road. Unfortunately, I am not a very fast knitter at this point in time. So, I end up purchasing more skeins of yarn to add to my ever growing yarn stash. In fact, my yarn stash has grown quite large at this point in time. I am a yarnoholic... I admit it!! But being a yarnoholic is a good thing, right?

Here's a list of the yarn skeins I purchased during the month of February:

7 skeins of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in Honey.
1 skein of Loops & Threads Cozy Wool Marls Yarn in Queen Marl
1 skein of Loops & Threads Cozy Wool Marls Yarn in Cocoa Marl
1 skein of Malabrigo Rasta Yarn in Queguay

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Selecting The Right Dye For Your Yarn Fiber

Yesterday, I posted a video from YouTube on how to dye yarn with Kool-Aid. Now, I really want to dye yarn with Kool-Aid and see how the yarn turns out.

After watching the video on how to dye yarn with Kool-Aid, I wondered what other things one can use to dye yarn with and which yarn fiber to use with each particular dye. 

I discovered an article on Lion Brand Yarn's blog titled Yarn Dyeing: Selecting the Right Dye for Your Fiber by Jess. I found the article to be informative for those wanting to dye their own yarns! 

In the article, Jess writes the following:
Dyeing your own yarn is the perfect way to customize your yarncrafting project, but not all dyes will work on every fiber. Before you begin, it’s critical to make sure you use the correct dye to ensure that your color comes out great. Consider this your cheat sheet for which common dyes will work with which fibers.
Click on the above link to read the entire article.

Until my next post, happy crafting! 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How To Dye Yarn With Kool-Aid!

I recently learned that you can dye yarn with Kool-Aid!!! 

I searched YouTube for a video about dyeing yarn 
with Kool-Aid and discovered several videos on the topic.

The above video is a short, to the point 
tutorial on how to dye yarn
with Kool-Aid. 

I look forward to trying this technique out
in the future. 

Have you tried dyeing yarn using Kool-Aid?
Please share your experience.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

13 Unusual Knitting Patterns

I love seeing unique and unusual knitting patterns... It's amazing to see what people can create with a pair of knitting needles and a skein or two of yarn. I enjoyed seeing, which items were showcased in a Craftsy article titled They Knit That?! 13 Unusual Knitting Patterns You Never Saw Coming by Kristen Hanley Cardozo... It would be fun trying to make the giant squid.

Friday, February 19, 2016

How To Knit A Bunny (Beginning Pattern)

With Easter at the end of the month, making this cute easy to knit bunny for friends and family members will make a wonderful hand made gift to give during this holiday season!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chunky Infinity Cowl

I've come to enjoy arm knitting as a quick way to make scarves for myself. I also enjoy making and giving them as a gifts. 

I visited my parents for Christmas in 2015 and my mom admired the chunky infinity cowl I was wearing. I had made the cowl for myself and loved how soft it felt on my skin... And how warm it kept my neck during cold weather. 

My mom liked my scarf so much that she asked me to make one for her. So, I duplicated the scarf I made for myself in the exact same color for my mom.

For the above chunky infinity cowl, I used Lion Brand Yarn pattern #: L40491. But, instead of using one skein of Lion Brand Yarn's Quickie Yarn, I used one skein of Loops & Threads Chunky Yarn in Seaside from Michaels. I've also made the same exact chunky infinity cowl using Loops & Threads Chunky Yarn in the Stone Washed color. I like this yarn as it's very soft and easy to work with.

The following are washing directions for Loops & Threads Chunky Yarn per the label: Hand wash, warm. Do not bleach. Dry flat. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.

Until my next post, happy knitting!