Good-day to my knitting friends. Today I am a bit tired and truly my WIP are not what I would like them to be. I have been suffering from feeling a lack of crafting direction and looking at my stash with a vacant expression of wonder.
I usually get all of my drive from completing projects for others.So although I feel horribly uninspired, I have been trying to make gloves for one of my co-workers. Its not going very well but I am going to keep at it.
Also I have dabbled in dyeing with natural dyes such as tea and onion skins. That was a lot of fun and it constitutes my only work in progress as I am still trying to find more things from my pantry that can be used.
Here is what I have managed so far. The mini-skein of Alpaca, Wool and Acrylic in the middle is the original yarn, shown for reference.
The left show-cases the result of an onion and carrot skin bath mixed with lime vinegar. I love the colour. I am eager to try again to see if I can get a darker shade of mustard yellow.
The skein to the far right, is the tea-dyed skein. It is an ecru and again, I love it and am ready to see what other colours I can get from using tea.
I have bought some peppermint tea to see what tones I can get from it. In the future plan to buy from black walnut shells as well as some cherries to try for a different family of shades. Wish me luck.
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