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Thrifty Thursday

I have had so many excellent finds lately I feel I need to start my Thrifty Thursday posts again.  First up, yarn!  Bet you thought I was going to say Pyrex right? I bought 3 cakes of Valley Yarns Northfield … Continue reading

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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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Thrifty Thursday It’s Yarn!

  Despite the recent post about the New England Fiber Fest, overall I have been very restrained about yarn purchases throughout the whole year. My “yarn out” yardage is greater than my “yarn in” yardage for 2014. The three boxes … Continue reading

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New England Fiber Fest

Thought you might like to see my  purchases from the New England Fiber Fest. My first purchase was a bag to carry my loot in.  I of course had bags in my car. I am big on reusing bags, plus … 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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It’s done, hat #50

I  have finished knitting 50 different hat patterns in the past year.  I did finish before my 50th birthday!  Here’s hat # 50, more on this pattern in a separate post. Here’s a picture of all the hats that I … Continue reading

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Hat # 48

It seems I forgot to post hat #48.  Here it is. This one is  That Easy Guernsey Hat by Christine Roy.  The first hat I knit was with Lamb’s Pride worsted, which is in a perverse way, actually an aran … Continue reading

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Hat # 49

I’ve been lax in posting knitting pictures.  Here is hat #49.  It is called Bulletproof Aran by Chuck Wright and is knit in Northampton yarn.  This was a really fun knit, a bit of a challenge but not so challenging … Continue reading

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