Category Archives: Yarn

How to dye yarn with Kool-Aid, Lesson Three

There are so many things I like about knitting for Wool-Aid. There’s the gauge doesn’t really matter thing, the helping cold kids thing, the it’ll fit somebody thing…. Another reason I like it  is whatever you knit, it is sure … Continue reading

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How to dye yarn with Kool-Aid Lesson Two A tutorial

Your yarn is ready right?  All soaked through, shouldn’t be any dry spots. The next step is to heat some water.  For this skein ( which was only 50 gms of wool) I just filled my tea kettle and heated … Continue reading

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How to dye yarn with Kool-Aid, lesson one. A tutorial

Let me just first say I am an amateur dyer.  This is what I do. First you have to buy your Kool-Aid.   You need the kind that comes in packets without any sugar or artificial sweetener.  Store brand is … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday Late again

I like to dye yarn.  It’s fun, if a little messy.  I use food safe dyes so I can use all my regular kitchen equipment and not have to have separate dyeing equipment.  I prefer to use Wilton’s Icing Color’s … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

This week I found 2 skeins of Lamb’s Pride for $1.00 each!  Retail that’s about $18.00.  You all know how I love my Lamb’s Pride. In other purchases, I decided I needed another pair or 11 DPN’s in metal.  I … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

This week I’ll tell you about the yarn I didn’t buy.  You save when you don’t spend right?  There are those who believe I have no willpower, there are those who believe I will buy any yarn or Pyrex I … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

I was totally shocked and excited to find a yarn bowl at Goodwill. I’m lucky it caught my eye, as I generally don’t look for pottery pieces.  It’s already been gifted to a deserving person.  I already have an awesome … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday, It’s Yarn!

I found yarn this week at Goodwill!  Finding yarn is not all that unusual.  Finding yarn I want to buy is the unusual part.   This is Bazic wool an aran weight superwash 100% wool by Classic Elite.  It is … Continue reading

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More Hats, but in boring colors

I have finished hats # 37 through 39. #37 was the Kiwi Hat. I enjoyed knitting this one, and liked the finished result. The twisted cable stitches have a nice look, but are not actually cables. Next time I would … Continue reading

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Goodbye to January

Thank Goodness!  The month has been difficult for my family, it included 4 family members hospitalized ( 2 surgeries,  one planned heart surgery, one ruptured appendix) ,  one totaled car, two cases of mono, one case of bronchitis, and for myself … Continue reading

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