"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

"Judge every day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hats Off The Needles


I've been working on hats in the last few days, knit up fast and fun to do.  The sheep hat I have had in my queue for some time.  With Wool of the Andes and the Short Interchangeable circular needles from Knit Picks, I did it and was it a great pattern to follow.  I will do a couple of more I'm sure. 

The bunny hat is half wool and an unknown yarn (white),  


I'm hitting my stash of unknown yarns to use on these other hats

The last two projects was a fun hat and super fast to make.  The red headband was crochet.  

 Right now on the woodstove I have some wool yarn I spun dyeing in cranberries.  Mordant with alum with a bit of cream of tartar.  I hope I get a pretty color

I'm excited about natural dyeing and all the experiments that happen from using forage materials from the gardens and woods.  I plan to keep journal of all the recipes and the finished yarns.   From sheep to socks (hats) and all the colors that can be achieved, I hope! 

Take good care

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