i’m sitting on my parents’ couch right now in southern california, sick with a stinkin’ cold, blah, so i haven’t had the energy to get some things done that i wanted to have done by now. but i think i do have the energy to write this belated post. last weekend was my experimental sleeve dyeing with recycled sweaters post on craftstylish…
so i wanted to show you some other examples of the sleeve dyeing and how it knits up and stuff!
this yarn that i dyed up for the tutorial is shetland wool, and i couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!! i love it so so much, i want to figure out the perfect project for it. it’s 192 yards and i want a pattern that will use it all up, and show the colors at their best… any thoughts?
and now for some other examples… this sleeve:
is the one that became this yarn, and then this hat:
and then this sleeve became this hat:
this yarn is becoming this scarf, but i don’t have a photo of the sleeve…
and then the other one from the craftstylish post:
that one will probably become a hat (of course!). so yeah, hope you like the tutorial. like the title says, it’s meant to be experimental. the fun thing about this technique is you never know quite how it’s gonna turn out. and it’s so much fun to watch it knit up!
so it sucks to be sick, but it’s nice to hang out here at the house with my parents and my old animal friends. those are my two kitties, sybil and bobby, who both look really different! sybil has gotten way bigger – i guess she must have just gained weight, but it looks like she grew. is it possible for a cat to grow bigger when she’s like ten years old? and bobby is 16ish, so she is just looking older, thinner. but she is still super sweet and purry and plays like a kitten when she feels like it, with plenty of energy.
and then there’s spud, who’s around 14, which, for a dog his size (over 100 lbs), is like 120 in dog years, ish. so he can’t really see, or hear, or walk, but he still wags his tail like crazy when i pet him and is super sweet as always. this trip is probably the last time i’ll ever see him, so that’s sad, but he seems happy, so that’s good. sorry to bring the mood down. all those photos are of the animals a couple years ago, when i still lived around here – i’ll post new photos of how they are all looking now probably in a couple days, to flickr. anyway, that’s all for now. have a good weekend, and good luck to everyone who’s trying to craft last-minute gifts like i am!