Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kim's Yarn

OK so this is NOT pastel. I dyed this yarn using Sky Blue and Vermillion (which looked pink on the sheet) but I guess that I still have a bit of playing to do with the dyes. So I do believe that Kim will still find a way to make something amazing from this yarn, so I am sending it on to her on Monday. I am exhausted tonite so I am just posting these two pics and then I am off to bed. I hope I am not coming down with something again. Hugs, JoyB

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ok Now I Am Just Showing Off.

Ok it is finally dry enough to wind into a yarn ball so here it is. My first attempt at dyeing yarn. I am calling it "Twilight of My Own" and it is a limited edition cause it is limited to one skein LOLOL. JoyB

Swatch This...

Ok so tonite I had just gotten two sets of Addi Turbos for my 2 socks on two circulars class in March at Naked Sheep and I just couldn't wait to try them out so I took up with my favorite sock yarn in the Bunny Foo Foo colorway and knitted a test swatch to make sure I got the right sized needles so my socks will fit.. You all who have followed my blog for a minute, may recognize this sock yarn as the yarn I used for my second attempt at socks and the sock was way too big. Here I go trying it out again and of course now I can't find the pattern LOL. I do however love working with the Addi's and am happy that my tension looks even and that this yarn is just so yummy it makes me hungry to knit with it. So here is my pic. Hugs. JoyB

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Grand Finale...

At least for tonite. I have alot of knitting to do for various swaps. So I am going to leave you with pics of the yarn cooling in the sink and then finally the skein laid out on the towel to dry. I am one satisfied customer and will be happy to see the final product after it is dried but I am very hopeful that it will be a great skein of yarn as when I rinsed it, I got no dye back out of it and the colors are very rich and bright. Now I just need to find a die-hard Portland Trailblazer fan to buy this off me so I can dye more LOL JoyB
Oh BTW the tutorial for all of this I did tonite is back at DYI from a previous Knitty Gritty episode. Here is the link

Dyeing Yarn Part Deux

OK so yes I am wearing my gloves for this and yes I have all my supplies ready, I laid the yarn out on the plastic wrap as suggested, then I mixed up and painted on the dyes with foam brushes, then I wrapped the whole thing up in what DYI calls a Plastic wrap burrito and then it goes in the microwave for 12 minutes ( in a bowl of water). It has just beeped at me so I am off to see what it looks like and if I need to " steam" it some more based on how much dye rinses out but I have to cool it first so here are some pics. The only fatality seems to be the white towel that was ruined to begin with so it is all good LOl JoyB

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Have Been Dying To Be Dyeing Yarn

Well all of my supplies came today from KnitPicks and I am going to be up most of the night but I am so excited to be dyeing my first skein of yarn. I have still not even decided what colors to use but I saw some online in a colorway called Run Like Hell and it was so pretty that I am hoping to recreate it. So here are the pics of the yarn I am using, the dyes I am using and the stuff all layed out soaking in the warm water for 20 minutes looking like bad spaghetti. LOl
They say you can tell when it is ready to go cause it " blooms". We will see. Hugs. JoyB

I got a new camera !!!!!!!!!!!!

OK so from the top I got Angel, my cowl and the yarn I am using for it, my brand new bobbles, some amazing yarn from Sundara that I am going to knit myself something special with and last but not least. A current picture of Idgit. Gotta love my kitties. Oh the Bobble hat was a gift from PattM in our Jan swap ( isn't it fantastic!!) and the beret is something I made up for myself. hugs. JoyB

Ok so they are all out of order but I think you can figure out what is what LOL JB

Monday, January 26, 2009

Awesome giveaway

In celebration of her 100th post, Kimberly Walus is giving away some fantastic prizes. Go take a look. It is an amazing blog. Hugs. JoyB

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Very First Sock !!!

I just finished my very first sock and it fits!! I am so thrilled. Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a picture of a sock you are wearing??? LOL Here it is. Hugs. JoyB

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Borrowed Camera

Ok I finally got a camera to use and wanted to show off the ski mask I made for Jason. He absolutely loves it. Here it is. Hugs. JoyB