The experimenting bug has hit me so, with some hand-holding and knowledge from members of the Rose Hip Knits podcast Ravelry group, I’ve hand dyed yarn for the first time.
In the first few episodes of the Give Me A Crown podcast I’ve spoken about the process of spinning this merino fibre and knitting it in to a cowl. This post will go in to more depth about the steps as I took photos along the way (in various lighting conditions so please forgive the quality of the shots), and I’ll explain the moment of clarity that I had about ways to spin gradient yarn for one-skein projects to maintain the gradient. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to make a pullover as the winter months loom here in Sydney so it was time to dive in to the stash. Continue reading
While I was visiting my mum for the Christmas break I dropped in to her local craft shop to say thank you to the owner for the free alpaca fleece she gave me the previous Christmas when I was learning to spin yarn on my DIY drop spindle. I told her how much fun I had been having with my drop spindle and that I was hoping to get a spinning wheel at some point when a lady in the shop piped up to say that she knew where I could get a spinning wheel. It turned out that she had a spare wheel that she was looking to sell! Continue reading
In February I had the chance to visit Finland again, this time with my crafty mum in tow, and high on the itinerary was hunting for yarn. Continue reading