I finally got the photo publishing thing fixed, so I’m catchin’ up! These aren’t in any particular order though…
I made this for my dear friend Jean a couple weeks ago, per her request. The yarn is a merino that Jean dyed the yarn at the slumber party. The pattern is the one from Stitch n Bitch.
A few weeks ago, Zona had a booth at a local craft fair held over one weekend, where she sold her hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns. So puuurrrty! Anyway, when I went to visit and support Zona on the Saturday of the fair, she said I could put out some of my hand-painted yarns and give selling a try. I only had 2-3 skeins, so after being inspired by Zona, I embarked on a dye fest Saturday night. On Sunday, the first thing I sold was some recycled yarn that I painted (picture on left) so that every stitch would knit up a different color.
Below: Some of my dyed yarns. I still need to re-skein (is that a word?) them, especially the 60cashmere/40merino ones, since I don’t think most people will buy 400 yds of hand-painted cash/merino in one breath. Plus, the colors look better when it’s mixed up a little. (L-R: cotton, recycled shetland, cash/merino, cash/merino, cash/merino, cotton, merino, cotton)
Here is a picture of my overstuffed needle case. The large one is my main one, and it’s overstuffed with double-points, circulars, straights, crochet hooks, and stitch holders. It was so overstuffed that I really couldn’t find anything, especially at 6am when I’m trying to find a project to bring with me to work on during my commute to/from work. The green sari fabric one is my travel needle case. I made a circular case (black Asian print) to alleviate the overstuffing. This circular one can be hung on a hanger or wall, and can be folded up and become portable. Well, it’d be a little more portable if I had made the yellow part a little more narrow. The numbers are embroidery yarn.