Saturday, July 31, 2010
A side-duel for HLBOE term 4 ... we needed to create a book-scarf. We could use the usual HP House colors, or create our own. Since I have another mini swap coming up & needed some more items, I chose to create my own 'House', the House of Oz.
Colors? Easy! Yellow (brick road) with emerald (city) accent. :)
Posted by Katt at 5:55 PM
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Decided to play with my new Wilton paste food colors today, so I skeined up some mini-skeins of fingering weight wool.
Such fun! First three pictures show set up. One skein was already dyed in strawberry kool-aid. I re-dyed parts of it with burgundy. The rest of the yarn was undyed.
I did one in green, well, I thought I did one. Found out I did two, so I got to play with the second one, adding a second color to it by putting just part of the skein into the dye bath & nuking for 2 minutes.
Did one in solid golden yellow, to go with the solid green for an upcoming Oz swap.
Then I made a mistake .... I asked my husband to help me pick out combinations. He has a good eye for color. The mistake? I didn't tell him I only wanted *2* colors per combination. He, of course, promptly picked out *3*. ::sigh::
So .... I have a skein with teal, kelly green & royal blue. I have a skein with kelly green, leaf green and teal. And I have a skein with orange, golden yellow and lemon yellow. Whew!
But then ...... I took a deep breath & the skein I had dyed in green & yellow ..... and I dipped just the end of the yellow into the orange & nuked it. Then I dipped just the end of the green into a deeper green & nuked it. Now I have a skein with variegated greens & yellow/orange!
Posted by Katt at 12:27 PM
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The burgundy & gold mini Christmas stocking is from patterns by Terry Morris - you can find them on Ravelry.com under mix-it-up Christmas stockings. There are three different sets of patterns for knitted stockings, one for textured stockings, some of which I used here, one for stranded color work and one for intarsia color work. You can also find patterns for a crocheted version. Patterns are available only to members of holidaymysterygifts on Yahoo.com.
The small variegated red mini sock is the July 2010 kit for the Wee Tiny Sock Club, a group on Ravelry.com.
Posted by Katt at 10:31 PM
Sunday, July 4, 2010
One of my yahoo groups, holidaymysterygifts, has started a Mix It Up Christmas-in-July craft-along. There are patterns for crochet and knitting - for intarsia, for stranded colorwork, for textured stockings of one color.
I'm going to be making more than one - I can't possibly get all those patterns on just one stocking!
This one is just two colors - deep forest green & cream.