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yarning along

Hello everyone ~ joining up today with other knitters/readers at Ginny’s place.  My knitting this week has been an exciting adventurous mix of stranded colourwork and a matching sweater  – fiddler’s mitts & Angie .

I cleaned out my closet yesterday and found lots of forgotten things ! A quilt beginning – shown in yesterdays post – and also some great old books and magazines ! This one , Organic Gardener – July 2008 , has the most beautiful indie dyeing article. Beautiful illustrations from the book ECO COLOUR by India Flint (2008) with gorgeous resulted pictures from ‘ice-flower’ dyeing onto cloth. If i can achieve that purple and orange from frozen violets and calendula – bring it on !!



12 thoughts on “yarning along

  1. Oh, your color stranding is beautiful! I have plans to learn how to do color stranding this year!
    I love finding long forgotten treasures when I clean out, of course then I get side tracked.
    Have a lovely yarn along day.


    Posted by Tracey | March 28, 2012, 11:11 am
  2. I love that color purple! Very nice!


    Posted by Knitting Without a Net! | March 28, 2012, 12:01 pm
  3. That is some impressive colorwork there. I’m too scared to try it, to be honest.


    Posted by melissa | March 28, 2012, 12:40 pm
    • thank you! Have confidence in yourself, i have not until now, and put trying it off for years. its honestly not that bad – i was given advice to wind and cut your yarns into small balls, that way at the end of the row its super easy to unwind the twists. piece of cake ! honest !


      Posted by ohangelina | March 28, 2012, 1:19 pm
  4. What a gorgeous, deep, purple! Love that color!


    Posted by Amy {A Faithful Journey} | March 28, 2012, 3:58 pm
  5. Such a lovely rich shade of purple. So royal!


    Posted by Jen Letts | March 28, 2012, 4:01 pm
  6. Your colourwork is lovely :) And the books about dyeing seem very interesting. I certainly have violets to spare this year ;)


    Posted by spinneretta | March 28, 2012, 10:31 pm
  7. I love that colorwork piece! And isn’t it fun when you find buried treasure? I’d love to learn how to create my own dyes.


    Posted by Carla | March 29, 2012, 2:56 am
  8. wow, you’ve got so much going on. love it all. (when you cut the strands, you don’t even need to roll it to a ball, just let a yard or so hang, untangling itself, then wet felt on a new strand when you come to the end)


    Posted by Lori | April 1, 2012, 8:50 pm

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