Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sister Bonding

 For the holidays my sister, Valerie, came in from Seattle. She loves to knit and crochet and will probably die knitting where people will find her mummified in a cocoon of yarn years later.  (Check out her knitting here:   While she was in town, we went and picked up natural (non-dyed) wool yarn so we may dye it ourselves and she would then knit them.   You start by rinsing the yarn, wring, and while still slightly damp you dab on they dye so it is sure to get through all the layers.   Once dyed, you wrap in saran wrap and steam for about an hour.  We let it sit over night once steamed and rinsed it in the morning and hung it to dry.  Once dry it is now knittable.  We used Jacquard (Green Label) Dyes.

  Pre-dyed yarn

 Val dying hers

Val's final (pre-steamed) yarn

Me dying mine

 My final (pre-steamed) yarn