Thursday, January 26, 2006


I finished knitting this hat for my brother. It is done with recycled yarn and is shown here modeled by the lovely and talented Emma.

I also dyed another skein. So from this one $4.00 Goodwill sweater (I didn't think of taking a picture until I already unraveled the sleeves), I got 480 yards of lovely dyeable yarn. It would have been more, but I was having trouble unraveling one of the sleeves. The yarn kept breaking and I got so frustrated that eventually I just flung the whole dumb sleeve in the trash.

5 comments:

studly d said...

That unraveling of yarn trick seems like a brilliant idea. Why don't more people do that?

HeyMamaJulie said...

Alright. I want to do this! Do you always use wool? Mark's mom is going to knit matching outfits for the boys and it would be fun if I could find enough yarn to dye myself. Tell me your secrets.

Abbinator said...

I can't believe that one sweater has 480 yards of yarn.

OC Mama said...

how do you dye the yarn? They are all turning out really pretty, I'd love to try that!

Sarah said...

Here is a great tutorial for dying the yarn.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/FEATdyedwool.html