Monday, 28 August 2017

soooo much fun!!!

I stumbled on a site with a project using old t-shirts and since I have a lot of them, I decided to make a new kind of rug!

There are several places online where you can learn how to cut up t-shirts to get one continuous 'strand' of 'yarn'. You single crochet like crazy and then start with a new one when you run out of 'yarn'. 

I'm not done yet, but here's my progress to date. I can't begin to tell you how fun this is! And it's super comfy under-foot. Can't wait to have this as a throw rug on the bedroom floor at the cottage!

Friday, 25 August 2017

no biggie

I can't remember the last time i dyed wool. I needed a piece of dark red wool for a commission that I need to get started. So I dug out my dyeing gear; amazingly nothing needed dusting!  

I took the opportunity to show my daughter how to dye since she couldn't remember watching previously (has it really been that long?).   

I was only dyeing one colour, so we mixed up my super secret (no one has asked!) recipe for my fave dark red. My rule-following daughter was very concerned about the hazards of working with the dyes and kept her gloves and mask on long after she needed to. So sweet. 

I think this was the first use of the electric frying pan - a bit too much wool for its capacity, but by taking care when stirring it worked out okay. 

Our finished project is drying on the deck. Hooking begins on Monday!