What do you do with a school snow day? Dye wool of course.
On a recent snow day we got out some carded lamb’s wool batts and tried some kool-aid and easter egg dyeing.
We used tiny sponge rollers that came in some kind of paint-on easter egg dyes a few years back. They seemed to work really well.
I have recently finished two hats made from my spindle-spun yarn:
It is so fun, and such a feeling of pure accomplishment, to make something starting from the very beginning of the process — raw wool.
Ohh, they are so warm!!!!
Thank You Hera!
Finished these scrumptious wool socks recently. They are made from 100% superwash merino wool sock yarn — “mountain sunset” from www.Lavendersheep.etsy.com . The pattern is from Knitting Vintage Socks book by Nancy Bush. (Received both the yarn and the book at Christmastime– THANK YOU to my sisters!) They were really fun to knit and are yummy and warm to wear. Hopefully soon we will be knitting socks from our own handspun wool.
And . . . Oh Yeah . . . Guess I should mention . . . It’s snowing again . . .