A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

June 24, 2016

Blue Moon Dye Day

A few weeks ago I went to Scapoose (I LOVE saying that name), Oregon, for the Blue Moon Fiber Arts annual dye day and barn sale.
I haven't seen Tina in ages so the first order of business was a huge, long hug. Next it was selecting yarn and fiber to dye. There big bins along the wall so you can see everything that is available. You fill out an order form and the Blue Moon folks pull the yarn and fiber and get it soaking for you.


While it soaks, you can shop.


Then you dye. It's all about hand-painting.


Here is Tina giving Trish a little guidance.


I dyed two skeins of De-Vine. The color is much richer and deeper than I managed to capture.


I also dyed a skein of Tigger Targhee. Unfortunately on this one the dye hadn't set completely so it lightened a lot when I went to rinse it.


This yak/silk fiber is my favorite though.


And I had to pick up a few skeins dyed by the master herself.


June 23, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I am an avid fan of RuPaul's Drag Race. I have watched every episode of every season since day one. (For the record, #teamnina, #teamshangela, #teamshangela, #teamsharon, #teamjinkx, #teamdela, #teamviolet, #teambob) But I do try to refrain from adopting drag language. But if ever there was a time, it is now.

It is time to serve breakfast. The category is poultry realness.

Girl, that's how you (s)lay the runway.

June 14, 2016

Matching my lipstick to my needle case today. #rosekimknits

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June 12, 2016

May 26, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

So many thoughts, guys.


You Can't Do That On Television.

Pan's Labyrinth.

But mostly I'm just thinking, "NO!"

May 23, 2016

After the Shawl

I finally finished Drachenfels!* It felt like it took forever to knit. And it kind of did. It was my only project, other than a few log cabin squares for all of April and the first two weeks of May. And now it's sitting in a crumpled ball waiting to be blocked.


The yarn, Cormo Sport by Elemental Affects, is delightful. It's soft but not mushy, makes crisp clear stitches and is springy as all get out. Seriously, I would sometimes get distracted while knitting and find myself just holding a length of it between my hands pulling it out and watching it spring back to shape. Boing, boing, boing. Delightful!

When I finished Drachenfels I couldn't decide what to do next. I need to dye more yarn before I can continue on my log cabin blanket. So, being me, I knit a few hats. I finished another X-ing X's  that I had cast on before going to the movies months ago (Zootopia? Probably.) 


Then I started another hat for a viewing of Captain America: Civil War. A two-toned affair.


Now I'm knitting a plain black, ribbed hat for a co-worker's husband. 


I have to pick out my next project. I'm deciding between the Honeylocust Loop and Waiting for Rain but if history teaches us anything I'll probably end up starting something completely different.

*I see that I never mentioned starting Drachenfels here. I started it. Then I knit it. Now it's done.

May 12, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Summer is approaching and, based on skimming new patterns on Ravelry, that means chintzy crocheted tops are in! Honestly, I did not go looking for this subject. But when three iterations show up on the first two pages of Recently Added Patterns you have a trend on your hands, friends. Actually the trend appears to be on your boobs.

**Slightly NSFW Warning** 
Do not proceed if you will feel uncomfortable with your screen filling with breasts harnessed in myriad crocheted configurations. 
Personally it's the models' comfort I worry about. These can't feel good to wear, can they?

Okay...here we go...

The knitted version is slightly more tasteful.

April 21, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Soon graduation season will be upon us. Looking for something to wear when you graduate at the top of your class from clown college? I've got you.

Oh the places you'll go!

April 7, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Love you, fashion. Never change.

March 29, 2016

March 24, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

There is very little I understand about this.

But the thing that troubles me the most is WHERE DID THE MODEL'S OTHER HAND GO?? I may not sleep well tonight.