Only fair to post Bailey’s Halloween costumes. In 2006 he was due around Thanksgiving but came mid October. So he was still in the NICU for his first Halloween. I made him the teeniest, tiniest little pirate hat. 2007- Deviled Egg. 2008- He was Mr. Nielson to my Pippi Longstocking. 2009- A bat. 2010- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. 2011- Vampire. This year he wants to be Captain America. Another store bought costume. Sigh.
My youngest son Silas has had some pretty cute Halloween costumes. I’m a little bummed this year- he wants to be a cowboy. Which is totally cool except we already have everything and nothing is handmade by me.
Scarf I just finished knitting from yarn that I handspun. It’s a mulberry silk/merino wool blend from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. And it’s gorgeous.
Photo by Melissa Mankins @ Paper Moon Photo Studio.
Finished my Aquaphobia Socks for Ravellenic Games on Ravelry! P.S. I dyed that yarn with food coloring!
Remember that tutorial I did last summer on dyeing yarn with Kool Aid ice cubes? Yesterday, my two sons and I did some more dyeing. They dyed the yarn themselves knowing I’ll knit it up into a new winter hat for them.
Bailey chose yellow food coloring, Kool Aid Mixed Berry, KA Black Cherry and KA Cherry for his yarn.
Silas chose green food coloring, Kool Aid Mixed Berry, KA Peach-Mango an KA Lemon-Lime for his yarn.
I dyed this yarn with food coloring and finally found a sock pattern that really shows off the colors. Aquaphobia socks by Crystal Flanagan.
Never dyed yarn with Kool Aid? I just wrote out this super simple, easy, 4 step process on how it’s done. Kool Aid Yarn Dyeing 101.
Knit this little sweater for a baby shower this weekend. I also made a hat to match! Baby hats + pom poms = awesome! The variegated yarn I dyed with Kool Aid. I call it Bird of Paradise. Read more info on my Ravelry page.
I just finished knitting this little baby sweater for a friend who is about to have her first kiddo. I dyed the yarn with food coloring too! Feel free to ask any questions about that.
I started a thread on Ravelry asking people to show me the most popular thing they knitted or crocheted. What in your projects page do people love the most? Your best sellers?
Here’s my Top 10.
8. Verse scarf/neckwarmer for my good friend Amy.
7. Battle Viking Bonnet as a custom order.
6. Eternity Scarf from yarn I dyed with food coloring in the crock pot.
5. Gnome costume I knit for my youngest for Halloween.
4. April Fools Yarn Bomb with my knitting group The Knotty Knitters.
3. Lace Capelet from a skein of Zauberball.
And the Number One: Ash Bandit Hat inspired from the movie The Fantastic Mr. Fox.