From scratch!

Ok, well, not really. But I’m getting closer. My friend asked me to make her a hat like the one I made for Evan, (remember the hat knitted on toothpicks?), but she wanted it to be charcoal gray with a lime green stripe and a white stripe. Now, this hat is made with sock yarn, and 3 different colored skeins of sock yarn would be pretty expensive, so I offered to dye the yarn myself from one bare skein. So I guess starting from scratch would be actually shearing the sheep, carding the wool, spinning and then dyeing it. I’m not quite there yet. But I can dye, and I’m learning how to spin too!


So here we are, looking like a tangled mess, right after coming out of the pots.

Above we have all 3 colors waiting to turn into balls, and below we have 3 beautiful balls waiting to be made into something special. They stare at me while I work on other things….I can see their patience wearing thin.

It’ll be a great project to work on during the long ride we’re going to take this Thanksgiving. They’ll just have to wait a little longer…or maybe I’ll start earlier. After all, I did finish THE SUPER SECRET PROJECT and it’s blocking right now as I type! It’s quite lovely and I don’t know how I’m going to restrain myself from posting the pictures before I give it to its recipient. Must. Hold. Back!



  1. This is so cool! I just love that you do this. Thanks for sharing! Hope you are doing great.

  2. Sis, they came out great!!! So any chance the super secret project is going on a road trip this weekend?!!! (she said hopefully). I’ve been drafting Cormo roving and will try to have the brown and blue roving drafted too before Saturday so you can try your hand at spinning on a wheel. I can’t wait to see you!!!

  3. Danielle

    11.11.11 at 12:25 am

    Haha! Now whatever would make you think that?? (She says with a mischievous grin.)

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