About 4 years ago I became obsessed with yarn. I learned to crochet (thanks to the Happy Hooker), and made a whole bunch of wool longies. If you’re unfamiliar with that concept, basically it’s a wool diaper cover. For those who don’t cloth diaper, be prepared for a combination of horror and mystification: http://www.diaperpin.com/clothdiapers/article_wool.asp
Later I learned to knit, (thanks to Stitch and Bitch). I liked the look of knit better than crochet, especially when using hand painted yarn. I also learned to hand paint my own yarn to save myself about $10 on a skein. This is really fun activity and I really hope to have some time in the near future to pick it up again.
When I was pregnant with Leif, I did some dying (My supportive husband mixed the dyes, I wore heavy duty gloves and a mask, you shouldn’t handle the powder when you’re pregnant. Thank you Jared for not being annoyed that I asked you to do that.). I fell in love with a colorway by Three Irish Girls, and was short on cash, so I decided to try my hand at copying it. Yes, I am not ashamed to admit I can be a huge copycat sometimes. It’s a survival skill.
Mine turned out a little garish, but I’m garish, it’s ok. This yarn sat in a closet for 2 years. Then about a year ago, I started my first knit project, a simple scarf:
Then a whole year later, yes, a simple scarf took me a whole year, it was finished and ready to wear! Check us out!
Now that it’s done, I’m itching to pick up the needles again. I saw this project on Pinterest:
I love this, but if I were to make it colorblocked, it would cost me about $85. So, it’s going to be one color, well, not really, I bought multicolored yarn, but since I only needed to buy one skein, it cost $22. I bought this beautiful yarn from Three Irish Girls.
No, I will not be dying this time, it’s a time issue. I’ll keep you posted when this is finished, two or four years from now!