Monday, May 28, 2007


for those who only want to hear about yarn: WARNING: Non-fiber post.

We went a bought a new grill and cooked steaks today. I love cooking out. And they were really REALLY good. Yummy!

then we had rootbeer floats...I love, love rootbeer floats. My parents always went out the the A&W restaurant in town, when i was a kid, and bought a gallon of rootbeer (just on the 4th of July). It was fountain pop, so they would bring it out to the car in a gallon milk jug. (ah for the days of carhops...) Anyway, that made my holiday complete...

what summer holiday traditions do you have?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

more sock yarn

i've got two new skeins of lovely sock yarn.

one is dyed to look like the sun peaking up over the horizon turning the sky pinky-orange. it's called Mountain Sunrise.

the other is called Chocolate Covered looks just a like Cherry dipped in Chocolate! what do you think?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

new sock yarn

This yarn was supposed to be pink and yellow...ooops! I think i added waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much pink dye powder. Never occured to me that if i added enough pink i'd get red. we'll be trying that again! Anyway, I'm not sure what to name this yarn since i had intended to call it "lemonaid" when it was pink and yellow. Now it's sort of Lemonaide on Acid" or something.

what do you suggest?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


YAY! I'm so excited. I finished my first pair of super-fabulous, comfy handknit sock! Ok, i finished a pair before but they were not very comfy...and these...these are the nicest thing ever. I LOVE them. I hand dyed jaggerspun generic grey yarn with red, gold and black in "spaghetti dyeing style". the yarn was lovely, but the socks surpass it! And all knit up they are amazing. My kitchner stitch still needs a bit of working on but otherwise...SUPER!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Okay, seems like I am "it".

Here are the rules:
1.List seven random facts/habits about yourself
2.Choose another seven bloggers to tag and list their names in your blog
3.Leave your seven tagged bloggers comments to notify them of their tagging and to direct them to your blog for tag instructions.

1. i have two different colored eyes. one is green and one is brown. odd but true.
2. I participate in a medieval reenactment group. My persona is a 12th century bard.
3. I have 3 children--amanda, stephen and brenden
4. I've been in 26 of the 50 states.
5. my favorite color is green
6. i play irish harp
7. dr. pepper is my favorite soda.

I'll be listing bloggers soon!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

more awesome sock yarn

I LOVE this new dyeing technique. it results in a lovely gradiation between two colors....What do you think?

I also think these are interesting and fun i think that my pictures are generally getting better...YAY! Now i just need to get swatches done!

What do you think?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sock Yarn!

Ok..i admit it...i'm addicted to socks and dyeing sock yarn. I'm enthralled with how different dyeing methods work, developing new ones, etc. I love knitting socks...i admit it! so...i'm working on a new dyeing method that will produce gradiated stripes ...

this Pilot skein of this dyeing technique is not quite perfect...the next will be better!

But, I'm calling this Dinner and a Drink because the colors remind me of a spaghetti dinner and red wine....
I love how the how it looks all twisted!

I'm calling this one Pele's hair.
When i showed it to a friend she said it looked just like this volcanic glass created by wind that is called Pele's hair...she's the hawaiin goddess of volcanos. I think it quite appropos.

What do you think?


and what are you working on?

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New Zine

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