Saturday, April 14, 2007

Leaf Sock

Look at the beautiful sock my mom is knitting my out of some of my hand-dyed! The pattern is from Interweave's Favorite Socks book. I can't wait until she is done!

Finally some closure

It feels good to get some of my many projects finished. This week I finished both Anouk and the open/closed sweater sign for the shop. Both projects were for the shop and so I couldn't relax until they were finished. Now I can go back to working on some of my older projects. My top priority right now is my lace Bonsai top. I finished the front today and cast on for the back. I think that the back will go a lot faster so, as long as I don't get too distracted, I think its very do-able for me to get it done in time to wear for graduation on May 21.

p.s. to see Anouk and the open/closed sweater in person just stop by the shop!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Exciting News

Like the title says, I have some exciting news to share. This summer I am going to be starting my own little hand-painted yarn business! It is going to be called The Painted Sheep and the website will eventually be at (it doesn't exist yet though). This week I have been researching places to buy undyed yarn, getting a website started and beginning to experiment with the dyeing itself. I have dyed yarn before and got a real kick out of dying self-striping yarn, but now I am trying to be more creative and artistic. So far I have dyed one skein in Knit Picky inspired colors and another in greens and pink inspired by a photograph by Bonnie Berlin (the third picture). The green is still wet so the colors will actually end up a lot lighter than this photo shows. More pictures here.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Hand Painted Yarn

free pattern for tiny sock here

Monday, April 2, 2007

New Pictures

This is going to be a busy week at school, unfortunately. Here are a couple of pictures of the progress I've made on Anouk, the Bonsai lace top and the Open/Closed sweater sign for the shop.