Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hand dyeing yarn

Lil' AR, aka the Little Diva (LD), and I dyed some yarn last weekend. It turned out so nice! She has cast on for a little purse, and I have some plans for the two blue skeins I dyed.

What fun. I am so happy to be passing the love of fiber along to the next generation.

We went to school last night for ice cream and to meet the third grade teacher LD will have this year. Of course, we have known her forever, since she was my teacher, and the teacher for LD's two big brothers when they were smaller. She is a knitter! Yay, knitters!

She asked if I could come in and demonstrate the drop spindle for her class later in the year when they read a story about wool from sheep to sweater, or something. I said definitely!

She will also be continuing with the knitting in her classroom, since it was a big hit in past years. I'll be doing the afterschool classes again, too. As long as there is $ for supplies, I'm there!


Well, here is my two plied yarn. It really looks like yarn. Thanks so much to Carrie, for getting me hooked. I've had the stuff for a year, but I just couldn't get it. Now, I think I've got it!



I love the plying part, it's fun. Now, I have to get back to work. There really is truth in the saying a "clean house is a sign of a broken computer"! Hehe


Oh, yeah, I have to say Melanie, another knitting friend was with us when Carrie was showing me how to two-ply and she was just as confused as I was at first, but she isn't a spinner (YET) LOL

Thank you all for the nice comments!!

p.s. My camera date is all messed up, so if you click and see the pics bigger, ignore the date. 2002, Jeeshe!

15 comments:

jae said...

I love the colors of the dyed yarns. I wish I had more time to do some of that myself. But, it just makes me appreciate the talent of others that much more.

Nora said...

Isn't it fun??

Julie said...

It looks like a basket full of lollypops :-)

Great job!

del said...

How cool that you & dd had the same teacher. And that you get to teach the kids spinning.

The yarn is so pretty & fun!

dragon knitter said...

my sons' school didn't do knitting lessons this year *sob*

Wool Winder said...

It's fun to make yarn! Good job!

Carrie said...

Yay for teaching drop spindling at school, too! You rock, teaching all the cool stuff. It sounds like fun!

g-girl said...

everything looks awesome!! Glad to hear that Lil AR got the Mrs. even though I know you would've been happy with the Mr. as well. :)

schrodinger said...

oooh what fun! Now you've inspired me to actually buy some more acid dye and have a go at that big pile of roving calling my name :)

Larjmarj said...

I love her Vanna White pose, showing off her work. Looks like you guys had fun.
I love your tie dye shirt...just my style!

Valerie said...

That looks terrific! It's awesome that the two of you do this together. Mother, daughter bonding at it's best!

Sharon said...

That is so lovely to see a mother and daughter sharing in the love of fibre. My grandmother taught my mum to knit who taught me and I have taught Janelle :)

Lovely spinning there too.

Amy Boogie said...

beautiful dye jobs. And what fun to be doing it with your short one :)

Janice said...

I LOVE all the fun colors in the yarn you dyed!! What fun! And YEAH for passing on your love for all thing fiber not only to your DD but to all the kids you teach to knit!!

Deborah said...

what fun to be able to knit in your child's class and to have the teacher include it in her lesson plan.

At one of my son's basketball games (I knit at all sporting events), the coach comes over to me and says, "Mrs. E., do you know what's worse than not showing up for your son's basketball game? Showing up AND knitting!"

What the .... I guess he has never heard of the woody allen.