chilies for solar dyeing, 6.19

Whilst I am in Phoenix and these ghastly hot temperatures, I figured I’d try my first go-around with solar dyeing wool with natural dyes. Step one was to take a risk and use what’s local. These dehydrated chilies were left in the sun for a few hours to draw out their color. It worked, butContinue reading “chilies for solar dyeing, 6.19”

madelinetosh addict, 6.15

I never used to knit with it because its price tag intimidated me. Now, I can’t imagine ever not knitting with some Madelinetosh. It’s so gorgeous I just want to smother myself in its beauty. These are 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Merino Light for a new sweater project in the Antique Lace and Betine colorways.Continue reading “madelinetosh addict, 6.15”

wip: lush cardigan, 6.12

Since I snapped this photo of the nearly finished body for the Lush Cardigan, I have since completed everything but one button band. It was a really quick knit, I was surprised, given the lace panel’s need to be blocked before joining to the yoke and sleeves, etc. I highly recommend this pattern; its soContinue reading “wip: lush cardigan, 6.12”