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”

I spun around in my chair thanks to this sheep…

The ever amazing Jessica George, who authors the splendid Go Team Sweet! blog, is one of my bestest friends from college.  An avid and ambitious cupcake baker and street artist, Jessica has recently returned to the states after living for several years in New Zealand. And smuggled in her luggage, for this here me, sheContinue reading “I spun around in my chair thanks to this sheep…”

Sexy as socks on a roostaaa…

Last night, for lack of tiredness, I decided to cast on some new bulky tweed socks, hopefully meant to be done in time for the holidays as a nice comfy warm gifty. I used Patons Merino Wool in a ruddy red tweed and CO 44 stitches on size 5 dpns. With 14 stitches on theContinue reading “Sexy as socks on a roostaaa…”